Between 1997 and 2007, the average Dutch consumer annually saved 11 m³ of natural gas. Per capita gas consumption over this period was reduced from approximately 750 to 640 m³. Consumption was corrected for the effects of mild and severely cold winters.
By the end of the 1970s, average per capita consumption stood at 850 m³. The volume saved is due to better insulated houses and high-efficiency boilers. Since 1970, insulation of newly-built and existing houses has been upgraded. People also tend to be more aware of the costs involved in heating their houses.
Per capita natural gas consumption after correction for temperature