Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Supply of natural gas Total supply (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Indigenous production (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Production from other sources (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas, total (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Norway (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Germany (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Belgium (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via United Kingdom (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Denmark (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng) (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas, total (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Norway (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Germany (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Belgium (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to United Kingdom (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Denmark (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of liquefied natural gas (Lng) (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Bunkers (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Stock change (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Total consumption (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Via the main grid Total via the main grid (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Via the main grid Electricity power plants (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Via the main grid Other consumers (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Via regional grids (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Consumption by production and transport (mln m3) Closing stock (mln m3) Closing stock, gaseous gas (mln m3) Closing stock, liquefied natural gas (mln m3) Flaring (mln m3) Storage capacity, total (mln m3) Storage capacity, gaseous gas (mln m3) Storage capacity, liquefied natural gas (mln m3)
2021 July** 2,147 1,559 23 3,698 2,220 549 687 159 83 331 2,127 1,373 754 0 143 13 -1,181 2,147 . 553 . . 56 5,783 5,561 222 7 15,002 14,720 282
2021 August** 1,836 1,522 23 3,984 2,526 668 569 137 83 453 2,418 1,616 802 0 150 20 -1,559 1,836 . 239 . . 54 7,342 7,094 248 7 15,002 14,720 282
2022 April* 2,654 1,846 27 3,233 953 468 1,219 516 77 1,376 2,923 2,361 562 0 29 6 -868 2,654 . 410 . . 55 4,042 3,872 170 8 15,002 14,720 282
2022 May* 2,107 1,386 28 4,103 1,729 311 1,446 530 88 1,485 2,929 2,363 567 0 32 8 -1,925 2,107 . 527 . . 55 5,968 5,678 289 8 14,611 14,329 282
2022 June* 1,934 1,033 26 3,849 1,624 245 1,391 509 79 1,508 2,500 2,079 421 0 110 8 -1,864 1,934 . 587 . . 51 7,831 7,587 244 7 14,611 14,329 282
2022 July* 1,752 1,209 32 3,689 1,175 359 1,540 531 83 1,619 2,875 2,327 548 0 34 6 -1,881 1,752 . 504 . . 47 9,712 9,453 259 7 14,611 14,329 282
2022 August* 1,671 1,182 34 3,358 1,018 200 1,525 532 83 1,644 2,970 2,420 550 0 31 6 -1,541 1,671 . 539 . . 44 11,253 10,969 284 7 14,355 14,073 282
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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 2019 definite
- 2020 and 2021 are revised provisional
- 2022 provisional.

Changes as of September 2022:
Figures of July and August 2022 have been added.
Because of the ongoing unrest on the Dutch and European gas markets, the Statline table for natural gas was supplemented with three additional data fields to reflect the current situation. First of all, the border crossings for gaseous gas are now reported on Statline. It remains difficult to determine the origin of this however the border crossings give an indication of the flow of natural gas. Secondly the storage capacity for gaseous gas an liquid natural gas are now being reported. This capacity will give an indication regarding the fill level of the natural gas storages. At last, the closing stocks are divided in gaseous gas and liquefied natural gas stock.


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.

Description topics

Supply of natural gas
The amount of natural gas primarily available for consumption in the Netherlands. Supply is calculated as the sum of indigenous production, production from other sources, imports minus exports and stock changes. This calculation of the supply results in the amount of natural gas consumed in the Netherlands during the period under review.
Total supply
The amount of natural gas primarily available for consumption in the Netherlands.
Indigenous production
Extraction of natural gas from nature, on-shore and off-shore in the Dutch territorial part of the North Sea.

Figures on flaring have been subtracted.
Production from other sources
Natural gas from other energy commodities transformation, e.g. natural gas production from refinery gas or natural gas production from biogas. Also known as biomethane.
Imports of gaseous natural gas
Imports of gaseous natural gas, total
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines.
Imports via Norway
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines. Norwegian gas passes Germany and passes the border by Emden
Imports via Germany
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines of Germany except for the cross border by Emden.
Imports via Belgium
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from Belgium.
Imports via United Kingdom
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from the United Kingdom.
Imports via Denmark
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from Denmark.
Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng)
Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng).
The gas is liquefied through cooling till about minus 160 degrees Celsius. This makes transport in ships over long distances possible.
Exports of gaseous natural gas
Exports of gaseous natural gas, total
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines.
Exports to Norway
There is no export of gaseous natural gas to Norwegian.
Exports to Germany
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines to Germany, except cross border pipeline bij Emden.
Exports to Belgium
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines to Belgium.
Exports to United Kingdom
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross borderBBL- pipelines to United Kingdom.
Exports to Denmark
There is no export of gaseous natural gas to Denmark.
Exports of liquefied natural gas (Lng)
Exports of liquefied natural gas (Lng).
The gas is liquefied through cooling till about minus 160 degrees Celsius. This makes transport in ships over long distances possible.
Bunkers
Delivery of fuels for international shipping and aviation, i.e. ships and aircraft departing from Dutch (air)ports and arriving in foreign (air)ports. Bunkers are considered as a form of export and are not included in energy available for consumption in the Netherlands.
Stock change
Stock change of natural gas in underground storages and stock changes of liquefied natural gas (Lng). Includes also small changes in the emergency supply of natural gas and in the natural gas pipelines. During extremely cold weather the emergency supply is used to keep the natural gas supply at the normal level. During hot weather the emergency supply is supplemented again. The change of stock is calculated as the opening stock minus the closing stock, in accordance with international energy statistics guidelines. A positive figure means that the stock has decreased, and the supply of natural gas has thus increased. A negative figure means the opposite: an increase in stock and decrease in consumption.
Consumption of natural gas
The amount of natural gas delivered to the consumers in the Netherlands.
Total consumption
The amount of natural gas used by companies, households and transport in the Netherlands.
Via the main grid
Natural gas is transported by a distribution network. This consists of a main grid and connected regional networks. Large-scale consumers (power plants and large companies) receive the gas directly from the main distribution grid. Small-scale consumers, including households, receive their natural gas through the regional grids.
Total via the main grid
Total delivery of natural gas by the main distribution network.
Electricity power plants
Delivery of natural gas to electricity power plants, directly through the main distribution network.
Other consumers
Direct delivery of natural gas through the main distribution grid to final consumers, except the electricity power plants.
Via regional grids
Delivery of natural gas through the regional gas distribution networks directly to the final consumers. These are the small-scale consumers, including households.
Consumption by production and transport
The consumption of natural gas by extraction companies at the gas extraction sites to support the extraction process and by distribution companies for the transport of natural gas.
Closing stock
The closing amount of stock.
Closing stock, gaseous gas
Maximum storage capacity for gaseous gas storages based on figures of the Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI)
Closing stock, liquefied natural gas
Maximum storage capacity for liquid natural gas (LNG) storages based on figures of the Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI)
Flaring
Surplus natural gas is vented or flared during extraction. For technical reasons, extraction companies must release this gas for a short time of period. Natural gas that is flared is burned; if it is vented it is released unburned.

Figures on flaring have been subtracted from indigenous production on natural gas.
Storage capacity, total
The total storage capacity of gaeous gas and liquefied natural gas
Storage capacity, gaseous gas
The strorage capacity for gaseous gas.
Storage capacity, liquefied natural gas
The strorage capacity for liquefied natural gas.