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)
2021 November** 3,667 1,520 22 3,526 1,541 1,148 646 109 81 897
2021 December** 4,206 1,629 23 2,863 1,177 1,215 266 120 85 1,169
2022 January* 4,257 2,189 27 3,291 999 1,452 645 114 80 1,059
2022 February* 3,412 1,463 24 2,624 907 786 806 51 73 1,324
2022 March* 3,244 1,579 32 3,391 1,305 920 1,033 51 82 1,440
2022 April* 2,651 1,816 27 3,261 953 468 1,219 544 77 1,376
2022 May* 2,079 1,351 28 4,133 1,728 311 1,446 575 73 1,485
2022 June* 1,919 1,016 26 3,851 1,624 245 1,391 523 67 1,508
2022 July* 1,747 1,149 32 3,744 1,175 359 1,540 577 92 1,619
2022 August* 1,667 1,120 34 3,420 1,017 200 1,525 587 90 1,638
2022 September* 1,730 1,547 29 3,493 1,174 316 1,469 462 72 1,935
2022 October* 2,109 1,133 25 3,017 772 186 1,466 516 78 2,041
Source: CBS.
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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 November 30th 2022:
Supplementary figures of October 2022 have been added.

Changes as of November 25th 2022:
Due to technical problems figures of 2020 were incorrect. This has been repaired.

Changes as of November 15th 2022:
Figuses for Oktober 2022 added.
Figures about storage for 2020 are added and adjusted for 2021 and 2022.

Changes as of November 2nd 2022:
Figures for September 2022 adjusted

Changes as of Oktober 19th 2022:
Figures added for September 2022

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: 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.

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.