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Natural Gas Prices


Natural gas prices
 

Natural gas prices have widely fluctuated at the wellhead since the early years of Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale gas drilling, first rising and later falling. When the first Marcellus Shale well was drilled in 2004 (Renz Well) gas prices averaged $5.45 at the wellhead, rose to over $10.00 (Oct 2005 & June-July 2008) then at year end 2012 averaged $3.35. In the interim, natural gas prices at the wellhead have risen as high as $10.79 and fallen as low as $1.89.

Gas fired power plant in Pennsylvania


U.S. Natural Gas Wellhead Price (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)
 

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

1973

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

1974

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

1975

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

1976

0.54

0.54

0.54

0.55

0.55

0.58

0.58

0.60

0.60

0.62

0.63

0.64

1977

0.67

0.71

0.75

0.77

0.77

0.82

0.83

0.82

0.83

0.84

0.83

0.84

1978

0.87

0.88

0.89

0.88

0.91

0.91

0.89

0.91

0.92

0.92

0.93

0.96

1979

1.02

1.05

1.10

1.11

1.15

1.17

1.20

1.24

1.24

1.28

1.29

1.31

 

1980

1.37

1.42

1.46

1.51

1.56

1.57

1.64

1.64

1.69

1.71

1.76

1.74

1981

1.77

1.81

1.86

1.93

1.95

1.95

2.01

2.02

2.08

2.11

2.15

2.16

1982

2.23

2.30

2.35

2.40

2.45

2.45

2.47

2.53

2.56

2.60

2.62

2.62

1983

2.66

2.66

2.58

2.53

2.53

2.59

2.52

2.58

2.67

2.58

2.60

2.61

1984

2.67

2.71

2.67

2.64

2.67

2.70

2.68

2.69

2.62

2.63

2.61

2.57

 

1985

2.64

2.71

2.62

2.64

2.53

2.58

2.51

2.47

2.42

2.37

2.36

2.28

1986

2.28

2.26

2.16

2.10

1.96

1.85

1.80

1.77

1.78

1.73

1.77

1.76

1987

1.74

1.73

1.73

1.69

1.65

1.65

1.66

1.63

1.56

1.57

1.64

1.70

1988

1.96

1.84

1.70

1.59

1.52

1.53

1.56

1.62

1.53

1.68

1.76

1.89

1989

1.99

1.81

1.69

1.56

1.61

1.65

1.65

1.61

1.55

1.58

1.66

1.92

 

1990

2.23

1.85

1.55

1.49

1.47

1.48

1.49

1.51

1.56

1.76

1.94

2.04

1991

1.96

1.62

1.49

1.50

1.48

1.43

1.34

1.43

1.59

1.82

1.89

2.00

1992

1.74

1.26

1.35

1.42

1.51

1.62

1.55

1.84

1.92

2.38

2.13

2.07

1993

2.03

1.76

2.00

2.06

2.18

1.98

1.99

2.04

2.09

2.02

2.03

2.15

1994

1.93

1.88

1.93

1.91

2.00

1.80

1.81

1.83

1.78

1.70

1.75

1.88

 

1995

1.62

1.48

1.47

1.52

1.55

1.58

1.43

1.43

1.52

1.54

1.61

1.84

1996

2.05

1.89

1.95

2.08

2.01

2.08

2.25

2.10

1.85

1.94

2.50

3.26

1997

3.40

2.49

1.79

1.81

2.00

2.08

2.00

2.08

2.33

2.68

2.92

2.28

1998

1.96

1.96

2.06

2.16

2.04

1.91

2.09

1.82

1.70

1.86

1.94

1.95

1999

1.85

1.77

1.70

1.90

2.17

2.14

2.20

2.51

2.62

2.52

2.68

2.24

 

2000

2.60

2.73

2.66

2.86

3.04

3.77

3.84

3.73

4.26

4.58

4.40

5.77

2001

6.82

5.08

4.37

4.52

4.36

3.79

3.35

3.33

2.93

2.78

3.41

3.42

2002

2.50

2.19

2.40

2.94

2.94

2.96

2.92

2.76

2.97

3.24

3.59

3.96

2003

4.43

5.05

6.96

4.47

4.77

5.41

5.08

4.46

4.59

4.32

4.26

4.76

2004

5.21

5.02

5.12

5.03

5.40

5.82

5.62

5.52

5.06

5.43

6.21

6.01

 

2005

5.80

5.73

5.95

6.57

6.25

6.09

6.71

6.48

8.95

10.33

9.89

9.08

2006

8.01

6.85

6.43

6.37

6.23

5.77

5.91

6.55

6.06

5.09

6.71

6.76

2007

5.70

6.80

6.65

6.26

6.75

6.62

6.21

5.76

5.30

5.78

6.46

6.87

2008

7.38

8.02

8.63

8.87

9.96

10.36

10.79

8.21

6.71

5.64

5.23

5.94

2009

4.60

3.70

3.38

3.18

3.23

3.38

3.45

3.37

2.98

3.83

4.20

4.66

 

2010

5.69

5.30

4.70

4.10

4.24

4.27

4.44

4.38

3.83

4.05

4.12

4.68

2011

4.37

4.34

3.95

4.05

4.12

4.20

4.27

4.20

3.82

3.62

3.35

3.14

2012

2.89

2.46

2.25

1.89

1.94

2.54

2.59

2.86

2.71

3.03

3.35

 

- = No Data Reported; -- = Not Applicable; NA = Not Available; W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (Jan 2013)

Release Date: 1/31/2013

Next Release Date: 2/28/2013


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