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Danish consumption of natural gas fell by 6.7% in 2012

Press release   •   Feb 19, 2013 01:00 CET

Production of natural gas fell by 9.2%.

Danish consumption of natural gas was 3.7 billion Nm3 in 2012, compared with 4.0 billion Nm3 in 2011. This corresponds to a drop of 6.7%. Consumption of natural gas by large-scale CHP plants fell by 0.09 billion Nm3 in 2012 because of a drop in electricity production in 2012. For the same reason consumption of natural gas by small-scale CHP plants also fell.

In 2012, Danish natural gas production fell by 9.2% to 6.1 billion Nm3.

Note: 1) One normal cubic metre is defined as 1 cubic metre gas at standard reference condition 0 °C. Because the volumes of gases depend on pressure and temperature, this measuring unit makes it possible to make direct comparison of gas quantities.

Exports of natural gas fell by 4.6%, primarily due to a significant drop in exports to Germany and Sweden, while exports to the Netherlands increased significantly. 

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 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 2012.

Ali A. Zarnaghi
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40