Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

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Data owner Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Rijk)
Updated 02/15/2024 - 00:00
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Dit is een dataset die landelijk dekkend is. De data heeft betrekking op heel Nederland.


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 2020 definite.
  • 2021 and 2022 are revised provisional.
  • 2023 provisional.

Changes as of February 15th: Figures added for January 2024.

Changes as of January 25th 2024: Figures for December 2023 have been updated.

Changes as of January 11th 2024: Figures added for December 2023. Figures updated for November 2023.

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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