Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Consumption of natural gas Total consumption (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Via regional grids (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Consumption by production + gastransport (mln m3)
2021 June** 2,303 . 59
2021 July** 2,147 . 56
2021 August** 1,835 . 54
2021 September** 2,131 . 51
2021 October** 2,582 . 65
2021 November** 3,666 . 69
2021 December** 4,208 . 68
2022 January* 4,258 . 65
2022 February* 3,414 . 58
2022 March* 3,245 . 56
2022 April* 2,671 . 55
2022 May* 2,107 . 55
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 2021are revised provisional
- 2022 provisional.

Changes as of July 2022:
Figures of May 2022 have been added.

Changes as of June 2022:
Figures of April 2022 have been added.

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

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 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 + gastransport
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.