According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, over 21 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of dry natural gas was produced in the United States in 2010. This represents over 90 percent of total domestic consumption. Compared to crude oil, only about one-quarter to one-third of consumption is met by domestic production. Because of its abundant natural gas resource, the United States is much less reliant on other countries for its natural gas supply than it is for its supplies of crude oil.
Domestic natural gas production comes from 32 states. The top 10 producing states in 2009 were: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. According to the EIA, these 10 states were responsible for about 80 percent of total marketed natural gas production in 2009.