Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Average Natural Gas Price (Dollars Per Million BTUs, 1997)

Table 36
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1
Hawaii
$15.88
 
27
Nebraska
$4.79
2
New Hampshire
6.94
 
28
Montana
4.76
3
Maine
6.86
 
29
South Carolina
4.76
4
Massachusetts
6.79
 
30
Alabama
4.69
5
Connecticut
6.75
 
31
Minnesota
4.58
6
Pennsylvania
6.50
 
32
Nevada
4.57
7
NEW YORK
$6.32
 
33
West Virginia
4.57
8
Virginia
6.07
 
34
Michigan
4.52
9
North Carolina
5.95
 
35
Kansas
4.48
10
Missouri
5.79
 
36
Arkansas
4.29
11
Maryland
5.78
 
37
Colorado
4.22
12
Ohio
5.69
 
38
Oklahoma
4.22
13
Rhode Island
5.62
 
39
Washington
4.07
14
Georgia
5.62
 
40
New Mexico
3.88
15
New Jersey
5.61
 
41
Florida
3.85
16
Tennessee
5.12
 
42
Utah
3.83
17
Wisconsin
5.11
 
43
North Dakota
3.73
18
Indiana
5.08
 
44
Mississippi
3.70
19
Illinois
5.03
 
45
Oregon
3.67
20
Arizona
5.00
 
46
Idaho
3.55
21
Iowa
4.97
 
47
Wyoming
3.54
22
Kentucky
4.97
 
48
Texas
3.08
23
Delaware
4.90
 
49
Louisiana
2.80
24
Vermont
4.90
 
50
Alaska
2.07
25
California
4.88
  U.S. average
$4.62
26
South Dakota
4.79
  N.Y.S. % above avg.
36.8%
Source: US Department of Energy www.energy.gov/dataandprices/index.ht
Natural gas is a major energy source for New York's homes and businesses, including companies that generate electricity.