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Summary of California's Total Annual Natural Gas Costs
(In Millions of Dollars)

The "California Annual Gas Costs" file provides information on how much the various sectors have spent on purchasing natural gas over the past 11 years. Since 1996, our natural gas costs have more than tripled. They are now higher than they were during the 2000-2001 energy crisis.

Core Noncore Nonutility Total
1996 $3,906 $2,188 $691 $6,785
1997 $4,183 $2,781 $859 $7,822
1998 $4,680 $2,565 $838 $8,083
1999 $4,674 $3,039 $923 $8,636
2000 $5,435 $8,566 $2,263 $16,264
2001 $6,807 $9,789 $2,820 $19,416
2002 $4,744 $3,987 $1,080 $9,811
2003 $5,917 $6,088 $2,161 $14,166
2004 $6,862 $7,239 $2,733 $16,834
2005 $7,992 $9,076 $3,588 $20,656
2006 $7,936 $7,620 $2,980 $18,536
2007 $7,972 $8,753 $3,710 $20,435
2008 $8,676 $10,136 $3,933 $22,745
2009 $6,327 $4,853 $1,544 $12,724


Notes:

  • Core is utility deliveries to residential and commerial sectors.
  • Noncore is utility delivieries to industrial and electric generation.
  • Nonutility is direct deliveries from interstate pipelines and California production

Source: California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Office staff, based on Utility Annual Reports, Calif Gas Report and Natural Gas Week.