During the month of March 2023, the gross domestic production of natural gas stood at 2,956 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), recording an increase of 2.4 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year. Natural gas available for sale during March 2023 was 4670 mmscm, registering decrease of 5.2 per cent over March 2022. The net production of gas for sale during the month stood at 82.32 per cent of gross production for consuming sectors like power, fertilizer, city gas distribution (CGD), refinery and petrochemicals. Meanwhile, the total consumption was 5,076 mmscm with major consumers comprising of fertiliser industry (33 per cent), city gas distribution (CGD) (22 per cent), power (13 per cent), refineries (6 per cent) and petrochemicals (5 per cent). The domestic gas consumption by the CGD sector during March 2023 stood at 893 mmscm whereas R-LNG consumption by the sector stood at 203 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 March 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.