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Danish production of natural gas fell in 2009

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2010 01:00 CET

In 2009, Danish North Sea fields produced 8.0 bn. Nm3 natural gas. This is a decrease of 16.5% compared with 2008. The decrease was in particular due to less sales of natural gas for exports, but also lower domestic natural gas consumption in 2009.

In 2009, domestic natural gas consumption fell by 3.9% to 4.2 bn. Nm3.Exports of natural gas fell by 27.4% due to a significant drop in exports to Germany and the Netherlands.

Natural gas supply and consumption in Denmark in 2008 and 2009

Unit: Mill. Nm3

Percentage change

Production

9,565

7,989

-16.5

Import

-

-

-

 Export 

5,229

3,798

-27.4

 Stock changes and
statistical difference

-14

10

-

Domestic natural gas
consumption

4,351

4,181

-3.9

Exports of natural gas:

 Mill. Nm3 Total The Netherlands Sweden Germany   5,288 2,127 883 2,279   4,964 2,164 924 1,876   4,282 2,161 954 1,168 5,229 2,032 866 2,331   3,798 1,56 1,156 1,082
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 webpage contains information for the period January to December 2009.

Monthly Statistics

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