Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Supply of natural gas Indigenous production (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Production from other sources (mln m3) Consumption of natural gas Consumption by production and transport (mln m3)
2020 November** 1,903 21 63
2020 December** 2,128 21 66
2021 January* 2,188 20 73
2021 February* 1,816 19 65
2021 March* 2,040 17 63
2021 April* 2,081 16 65
2021 May* 2,020 20 66
2021 June* 1,448 22 64
2021 July* 1,607 21 74
2021 August* 1,574 21 59
2021 September* 1,360 19 42
2021 October* 1,210 21 56
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

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.
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.
Consumption of natural gas
The amount of natural gas delivered to the consumers in the Netherlands.
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.