Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

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Bijgewerkt 21-06-2021
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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: All figures up to 2018 are definite. Figures of 2019 are revised provisional. Figures of 2020 and upward are provisional.

Changes as of May 2021: Figures of March 2021 have been added.

Changes as of March 2021:

  • Update with data for December 2020
  • Adjustment of other data for 2020
  • Redesign; The new variables “Bunkers” and “Closing stock” are added to the table. The closing stocks will be aligned with AGSI every year in January. In the other months the closing stock will be determined based on the flows as metered by Gasunie (GTS). Because of this methodology, differences between the values as published by AGSI can occur. Apart from adding de variables “Closing stock” and “Bunkers” new insights have led to a shift from import to production for the year 2020.

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


Naam: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek



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Indigenous production, imports, exports, stock change and consumption


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Indigenous production, imports, exports, stock change and consumption