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) Consumption of natural gas Via the main grid Electricity power plants (mln m3)
2020 November** 3,811 . 63 890
2020 December** 4,823 . 66 878
2021 January* 5,547 . 73 833
2021 February* 4,621 . 65 838
2021 March* 4,411 . 63 853
2021 April* 3,656 . 65 607
2021 May* 2,978 . 66 546
2021 June* 2,307 . 64 733
2021 July* 2,168 . 74 553
2021 August* 1,842 . 59 239
2021 September* 2,123 . 42 490
2021 October* 2,573 . 56 383
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 revised provisional
- 2021 provisional.

Changes as of 29 December 2021:
Provisional figures of October 2021 have been added.

Changes as of March 2021:
Redesign; The new variables “Bunkers” and “Closing stock” are added to the table. The closing stocks will be aligned with AGSI every year in January. In the other months the closing stock will be determined based on the flows as metered by Gasunie (GTS). Because of this methodology, differences between the values as published by AGSI can occur. Apart from adding de variables “Closing stock” and “Bunkers” new insights have led to a shift from import to production for the year 2020.

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 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.
Electricity power plants
Delivery of natural gas to electricity power plants, directly through the main distribution network.
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.