During the month of August 2022, the gross production of natural gas stood at 2,896 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording a decrease of 1 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during August 2022 was 4,736 mmscm, registering a decrease of 10.5 per cent over August 2021. The net production of gas for sale during August 2022 stood at 81.75 per cent of gross production after accounting for flare and internal consumption by gas production companies. Meanwhile, the total consumption during August 2022 was 4,966 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (34 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (22 per cent), power (13 per cent), refineries (7 per cent) and petrochemicals (2 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during August 2022 stood at 671 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 407 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 2022. 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.