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 and transport (mln m3)
2023 June** 1,866 . 33
2023 July** 1,726 . 38
2023 August** 1,924 . 35
2023 September** 1,925 . 27
2023 October** 2,135 . 36
2023 November** 2,869 . 41
2023 December** 3,370 . 44
2024 January* 4,125 . 45
2024 February* 2,996 . 41
2024 March* 2,849 . 45
2024 April* 2,338 . 42
2024 May* 1,865 . 38
Source: CBS.
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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:
- up to and including 2021 definite.
- 2022 and 2023 are revised provisional.
- 2024 is provisional.

Changes as of June 14th 2024:
Provisional figures for May 2024 have been added

Changes as of June 7th 2024:
Revised provisional figures of 2023 have been added.

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

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 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.