Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Belgium (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Belgium (mln m3)
2023 June** 916 413
2023 July** 864 466
2023 August** 795 468
2023 September** 593 498
2023 October** 729 418
2023 November** 806 434
2023 December** 522 406
2024 January* 202 645
2024 February* 482 397
2024 March* 838 388
2024 April* 739 388
2024 May* 814 349
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

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.
Imports of gaseous natural gas
Imports via Belgium
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from Belgium.
Exports of gaseous natural gas
Exports to Belgium
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines to Belgium.