Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Supply of natural gas Total supply (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Indigenous production (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Production from other sources (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas, total (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Norway (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Germany (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Belgium (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via United Kingdom (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of gaseous natural gas Imports via Denmark (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng) (mln m3)
2023 February* 3,052 1,192 22 2,666 770 833 935 45 83 1,706
2023 March* 3,113 1,308 22 2,301 882 633 662 34 90 2,098
2023 April* 2,430 922 23 3,263 920 436 1,279 539 88 2,259
2023 May* 1,895 837 25 3,169 951 193 1,400 569 56 2,402
2023 June* 1,869 773 22 2,617 831 520 916 257 94 2,250
2023 July* 1,720 873 24 2,726 965 445 864 372 81 2,347
2023 August* 1,921 815 25 2,749 1,031 561 795 279 83 2,187
2023 September* 1,947 670 26 1,925 769 322 593 164 77 1,688
2023 October* 2,157 824 24 2,247 1,116 299 729 17 86 2,227
2023 November* 2,884 823 21 2,183 926 335 806 37 79 2,138
2023 December* 3,368 824 22 1,872 825 387 522 54 85 2,122
2024 January* 4,118 879 24 1,968 836 786 202 45 98 1,810
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 2020 definite.
- 2021 and 2022 are revised provisional.
- 2023 provisional.

Changes as of February 29th 2024:
Figures for January 2024 have been updated.
The selection Periods has been changed. In the previous version the Dutch version was used instead of the English version

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.


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

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.
Total supply
The amount of natural gas primarily available for consumption in the Netherlands.
Indigenous production
Extraction of natural gas from nature, on-shore and off-shore in the Dutch territorial part of the North Sea.

Figures on flaring have been subtracted.
Production from other sources
Natural gas from other energy commodities transformation, e.g. natural gas production from refinery gas or natural gas production from biogas. Also known as biomethane.
Imports of gaseous natural gas
Imports of gaseous natural gas, total
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines.
Imports via Norway
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines. Norwegian gas passes Germany and passes the border by Emden
Imports via Germany
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines of Germany except for the cross border by Emden.
Imports via Belgium
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from Belgium.
Imports via United Kingdom
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from the United Kingdom.
Imports via Denmark
Imports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines from Denmark.
Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng)
Imports of liquefied natural gas (Lng).
The gas is liquefied through cooling till about minus 160 degrees Celsius. This makes transport in ships over long distances possible.