Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State, U.S. Natural Gas Deliveries Up

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State, U.S. Natural Gas Deliveries Up

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Oklahoma and U.S. natural gas deliveries to all consumers were up during the first seven months of 1994 compared with a year ago, according to data released in the Energy Information's Natural Gas Monthly.

Oklahoma natural gas deliveries in the four major end-use sectors indicated that the amount of gas delivered to all consumers totaled 281 billion cubic feet, according to the administration. Natural gas deliveries to all consumers during the first seven months of this year totaled 11.7 trillion cubic feet nationwide, according to the administration, which is the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.

The industrial sector accounted for most of the natural gas deliveries in Oklahoma and the nation. In Oklahoma, the percentage of deliveries by major sectors included: industrial, 42 percent; electric utilities, 30 percent; residential, 18 percent; and commercial, 10 percent. Deliveries by sector nationwide included: industrial, 40 percent; residential, 29 percent; commercial, 17 percent; and electric utilities, 14 percent.

During the first seven months of the year, state natural gas deliveries in the industrial sector totaled 118 billion cubic feet, up 16 percent from the same period a year earlier. July deliveries to the sector totaled 15.8 billion cubic feet, up 14 percent compared with July 1993 and up 5 percent from June.

Deliveries to the electric utilities totaled 83.6 billion cubic feet during the first seven months of 1994, down 1.2 percent from 84.6 billion cubic feet in 1993. In July, deliveries to the sector totaled 21.6 billion cubic feet _ up 4.8 percent from 20.6 billion cubic feet in July 1993 and 30 percent from 16.6 billion cubic feet in June.

According to the agency, the residential sector had 51.4 billion cubic feet in natural gas deliveries during the first seven months of 1994, down 7.2 percent from 55.4 billion cubic feet the previous year. July deliveries to the sector totaled 1. …

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