WASHINGTON, DC — Natural gas demand in March increased 2.4% to 9.0 billion cubic feet (bcf), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.
Natural gas consumption in March also increased by 2.2%.
Gasoline consumption increased 1.4%, the biggest gain since June 2015.
Demand in March grew at a 2.5% annual rate, compared to a 1.3% gain in March 2016.
Demand in March for oil and natural gas, which are both refined products, also increased at a 1% rate.