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Danish consumption of natural gas fell by 16.2% in 2011

Production of natural gas fell by 14.0%

Danish consumption of natural gas was 4.0 bn. Nm3 in 2011, compared with 4.7 bn. Nm3 in 2010. This corresponds to a decrease of 16.2%. The fall is especially due to the significantly milder weather in 2011 than in 2010. In addition there was a reduction in consumption of natural gas by the large-scale CHP plants of 0.26 bn. Nm3 because of a reduction in electricity production in 2011. For the same reason consumption of natural gas by low-scale CHP plants also fell.

In 2011, Danish natural gas production fell by 14.0% to 6.7 bn. Nm3.

Exports of natural gas fell by 11.6%, primarily due to a significant drop in exports to Sweden. As in 2010, in 2011 Denmark imported natural gas from Germany.

Natural gas supply and consumption in Denmark in 2010 and 2011 

Unit: Mio. Nm3

Percentage change

Production

7 787

6 695

-14,0

Imports

144

349

-

Exports

3 350

2 963

-11,6

Stock changes and statistical difference

148

-121

-

Domestic consumption, incl. fuel offshore

4 729

3 961

-16,2

Exports of natural gas

Mio. Nm3

Total

The Netherlands

Sweden

Germany

3 798

1 560

1 156

1 082

3 350

715

1 555

1 081

 

2 963

648

1 228

1 087

More detailed information: The Danish Energy Agency publishes monthly information about natural gas supply and consumption on its website. The sources of these statistics are DONG and Energinet.dk. The monthly natural gas statistics contain the following information:

  • Natural gas production
  • Imports and exports of natural gas by country
  • Stock changes
  • Domestic natural gas consumption by three regions¬†

The associated spreadsheet contains information for the period January to December 2011.



Monthly information about natural gas supply and consumption

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