During the month of January 2022, the gross production of natural gas stood at 2,861 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording an increase of 12.2 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during January 2022 was 4,692 mmscm, registering an increase of 0.5 per cent over January 2021. The net production of gas for sale during January 2022 stood at 79.85 per cent of gross production after accounting for flare and internal consumption by gas production companies. Meanwhile, the total consumption during January 2022 was 4,794 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (31 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (23 per cent), power (12 per cent), refineries (7 per cent) and petrochemicals (5 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during January 2022 stood at 638 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 475 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 January 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.