The chart above shows the residential cost of natural gas per thousand cubic feet for each US region in 2016. The South, on average, has the most expensive residential natural gas. Luckily for the South, its residents need to heat their homes less than the other regions do.
- The difference between the region with the most expensive residential natural gas, the South, and the region with the cheapest, the Midwest, is $4.63.
- The South has 1.54 times the residential natural gas prices that the Midwest does.
- All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
- The Southern US consists of Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
- The Western US consists of California, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
- The Northeastern US consists of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- The Midwestern US consists of Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Although the West has the state (Hawaii) with the most expensive residential natural gas, by far, it also includes some of the states with the cheapest (Colorado, Montana) and thus the commodity is not the most expensive in this region as a whole.
The South on the other hand, is the only region to not have a single state where the commodity costs less than nine dollars. It also includes the state where residential natural gas is the second most expensive.
United States Census Bureau. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016." Accessed December 12, 2017. http://factfinder2.census.gov.
US Energy Information Administration. 2018. "US Natural Gas Prices." Accessed September 6, 2018. https://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/ng_pri_sum_dcu_nus_a.htm.