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Danish consumption of natural gas went up in 2010

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2011 01:00 CET

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

7,989

7,747

-3

Imports

 -

144

-

Exports 

3,798

3,350

-11.8

Stock changes and statistical difference  

-10

148

-

Domestic consumption, incl. fuel offshore

4,689

12.2

Exports of natural gas:

Mio. Nm3  Total The Netherlands Sweden Germany

5,229

2,032

866

2,331

3,798

1,560

1,156

1,082

 3,350

 715

 1,555

 1,081

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.

Monthly Statistics

Ali A. Zarnaghi
Fuldmægtig
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
aaz@ens.dk