During the month of May 2022, the gross production of natural gas stood at 2,914 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording an increase of 6.4 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during May 2022 was 4,892 mmscm, registering an increase of 1.8 per cent over May 2021. The net production of gas for sale during May 2022 stood at 80.91 per cent of gross production after accounting for flare and internal consumption by gas production companies. Meanwhile, the total consumption during May 2022 was 4,981 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (35 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (21 per cent), power (12 per cent), refineries (7 per cent) and petrochemicals (4 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during May 2022 stood at 428 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 617 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 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.