During the month of January 2023, the gross domestic production of natural gas stood at 2,975 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording a increase of 4 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during January 2023 was 4,713 mmscm, registering an increase of 7.5 per cent over January 2022. The net production of gas for sale during January 2023 stood at 82.27 per cent of gross production for consuming sectors like power, fertilizer, city gas distribution (CGD), refinery and petrochemicals. Meanwhile, the total consumption during January 2023 was 4,901 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (34 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (20 per cent), power (13 per cent), refineries (6 per cent) and petrochemicals (4 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during January 2023 stood at 854 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 137 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 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.