Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

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Data eigenaar Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Rijk)
Bijgewerkt 29-03-2024
Licentie CC-BY (4.0)
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This table shows the supply and the consumption of natural gas as a balance sheet. The supply of natural gas is calculated as the sum of indigenous production, production from other sources, imports minus exports, minus delivery of fuels for international shipping (bunkers) plus stock changes. The supply is equal to the amount of natural gas used in the Netherlands in the same period.

This consumption is broken down by how it's delivered by the gas distribution network. This consists of a main grid and connected regional grids. Large-scale consumers, like power plants and large companies, receive the gas directly from the main distribution network. Small-scale consumers, including households, receive their natural gas through the regional grids. Then a small amount of natural gas is used in the indigenous production and transportation of natural gas. Lastly, there is flared and vented natural gas.

Data available: From 1946 annually and from 1982 annually, quarterly and monthly.

Status of the figures:

  • up to and including 2021 definite.
  • 2022 are revised provisional.
  • 2023 and 2024 are provisional.

Changes as of March 29th 2024: Figures for February 2024 have been updated. In the previous version the figures for February were by accident definite, this has been changed to provisional.

Changes as of December 15th 2022: Figures from 2015 until 2020 have been revised. The gas storage capacity was added as variable. The figures for 2015 and 2016 were published from a new database, therefore the closing stock and storage capacity was added. Furthermore the following figures were revised and improved and consistent with the Energy balance sheet.

  • Flaring
  • Own usage
  • Stock change
  • Production from other sources
  • Electricity power plants In the new database gas consumption is only available for electricity power plants.

When will new figures be published? Provisional figures: half a month after the month under review. Revised provisional figures: not later than in July of the year following the reporting year. Definite figures: not later than December of the second following year.



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