During the month of May 2021, the gross production of natural gas stood at 2,740 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording an increase of 19.1 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during May 2021 was 4,768 mmscm, registering an increase of 6.1 per cent over May 2020. The net production of gas for sale during May 2021 stood at 79.63 per cent of gross production after accounting for flare and internal consumption by gas production companies. Meanwhile, the total consumption during May 2021 was 4,774 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (30 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (17 per cent), power (18 per cent), refineries (10 per cent) and petrochemicals (5 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during May 2021 stood at 404 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 409 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 May 2021. 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.