Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

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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 plus stock changes. This 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:
All figures up to 2015 are definite.
Figures of 2016 are revised provisional.
Figures of 2017 and upward are provisional.

Changes as of the 2nd of September 2020.
Figures of July 2020 have been added.

Changes as of September 20th 2019
Because of a change in methodology the figures for LNG have changed. In the previous method monthly data for LNG was estimated. Since the share of LNG in the Dutch gas balance is becoming more significant , this method was no longer considered to be accurate. In this new method figures of import and export are based on a monthly survey.

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.

Natural gas balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Consumption of natural gasConsumption by production and transport (mln m3)
2019 August* 56
2019 September* 51
2019 October* 52
2019 November* 57
2019 December* 64
2020 January* 59
2020 February* 54
2020 March* 56
2020 April* 57
2020 May* 52
2020 June* 49
2020 July* 53
Source: CBS.
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