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)
2022 May* 2,079 . 51
2022 June* 1,920 . 35
2022 July* 1,747 . 42
2022 August* 1,667 . 43
2022 September* 1,727 . 38
2022 October* 2,094 . 39
2022 November* 2,616 . 59
2022 December* 3,812 . 59
2023 January* 3,380 . 51
2023 February* 3,051 . 46
2023 March* 3,126 . 64
2023 April* 2,440 . 57
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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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 2020 definite.
- 2021 are revised provisional.
- 2022 provisional.

Changes as of 31st of May 2023:
Figures of April 2023 have been updated.

Changes as of 15th of May 2023:
Figures of April 2023 have been added.

Changes as of December 15th 2022:
Figures from 2015 until 2020 have been revised.
The gas storage capacity was added as variable.
The figures for 2015 and 2016 were published from a new database, therefore the closing stock and storage capacity was added. Furthermore the following figures were revised and improved and consistent with the Energy balance sheet.
- Flaring
- Own usage
- Stock change
- Production from other sources
- Electricity power plants
In the new database gas consumption is only available for electricity power plants.

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

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.