Press release -
Danish consumption of natural gas went up in 2010
Production of natural gas fell by 3%
In 2010 Danish consumption of natural gas went up by 12.2% to a total of 4.7 bn. Nm3 natural gas compared with 2009. This increase is due to colder weather in 2010 and greater consumption of natural gas at the large-scale CHP units.
In 2010, Danish natural gas production fell by 3.0% to 7.7 bn. Nm3.
Exports of natural gas fell by 11.8% due to a significant drop in exports to the Netherlands. In 2010, natural gas was imported for the first time since 1984.
Natural gas supply and consumption in Denmark in 2009 and 2010
Unit: Mio. Nm3
Percentage change Production
Stock changes and statistical difference
Domestic consumption, incl. fuel offshore
Exports of natural gas:
Mio. Nm3 Total The Netherlands Sweden Germany
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 2010.
Ali A. Zarnaghi
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
The Danish Energy Agency is responsible for tasks linked to energy production, supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for supporting the economical optimisation of utilities that in addition to energy includes water, waste and telecommunication.
We are also responsible for user conditions, supply obligation and telecommunication statistics, as well as water supply and waste management.
The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.