During the month of August 2023, the gross domestic production of natural gas stood at 3,166 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording an increase of 9.3 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during the month was 4,876 mmscm, registering an increase of 10.1 per cent over September 2022. The net production of gas for sale during the month stood at 83.2 per cent of gross production for consuming sectors like power, fertilizer, city gas distribution (CGD), refinery and petrochemicals. Meanwhile, the total consumption was 6,134 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (28.93 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (18.22 per cent), power (15.96 per cent), refineries (8.44 per cent), petrochemicals (3.66 per cent) and others (24.79 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector stood at 842 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 276 mmscm.
The Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has released the monthly report on production, availability and consumption of natural gas in the country during August 2023. The report highlights the monthly gross domestic production of natural gas, net domestic production of gas for sale, liquefied natural gas imports and sectoral consumption of natural gas.