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 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) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas, total (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Norway (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Germany (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Belgium (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to United Kingdom (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of gaseous natural gas Exports to Denmark (mln m3) Supply of natural gas Exports of liquefied natural gas (Lng) (mln m3)
2021 November** 3,526 1,541 1,148 646 109 81 897 3,205 2,215 874 116 76
2021 December** 2,863 1,177 1,215 266 120 85 1,169 4,227 2,348 1,566 312 43
2022 January* 3,291 999 1,452 645 114 80 1,059 3,303 2,417 788 98 32
2022 February* 2,624 907 786 806 51 73 1,324 2,585 1,855 729 2 140
2022 March* 3,391 1,305 920 1,033 51 82 1,440 3,266 2,434 824 9 24
2022 April* 3,261 953 468 1,219 544 77 1,376 2,923 2,361 562 0 29
2022 May* 4,133 1,728 311 1,446 575 73 1,485 2,955 2,388 567 0 32
2022 June* 3,851 1,624 245 1,391 523 67 1,508 2,500 2,079 421 0 110
2022 July* 3,744 1,175 359 1,540 577 92 1,619 2,875 2,326 548 0 34
2022 August* 3,358 1,017 200 1,525 532 83 1,638 2,970 2,420 550 0 31
2022 September* 3,493 1,174 316 1,469 462 72 1,935 3,241 2,522 719 0 26
2022 October* 3,017 772 186 1,466 516 78 2,044 4,025 3,376 650 0 82
Source: CBS.
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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 and 2021 are revised provisional
- 2022 provisional.

Changes as of November 25th 2022:
Due to technical problems figures of 2020 were incorrect. This has been repaired.

Changes as of November 15th 2022:
Figuses for Oktober 2022 added.
Figures about storage for 2020 are added and adjusted for 2021 and 2022.

Changes as of November 2nd 2022:
Figures for September 2022 adjusted

Changes as of Oktober 19th 2022:
Figures added for September 2022

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

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 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.
Exports of gaseous natural gas
Exports of gaseous natural gas, total
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines.
Exports to Norway
There is no export of gaseous natural gas to Norwegian.
Exports to Germany
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines to Germany, except cross border pipeline bij Emden.
Exports to Belgium
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross border pipelines to Belgium.
Exports to United Kingdom
Exports of gaseous natural gas through cross borderBBL- pipelines to United Kingdom.
Exports to Denmark
There is no export of gaseous natural gas to Denmark.
Exports of liquefied natural gas (Lng)
Exports 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.