Lower consumption of natural gas in energy industries
Total domestic use of natural gas in Norway was 5 688 million Sm 3 in 2013. A total of 4 176 million Sm 3 was used by crude petroleum and natural gas production industries, primarily offshore. This is a 2 per cent decrease from the previous year.
|Standard cubic metres (mill Sm3)||Per cent change||Giga Watt Hours (GWh)|
|2012||2013||2012 - 2013||2013|
|Total consumption of natural gas||5 718||5 688||-0.5||55 991|
|Natural gas for production of electricity and district heating||493||441||-10.6||4 340|
|Other use in the energy sectors (oil- and gas extraction etc.)||4 264||4 176||-2.1||41 114|
|Natural gas for non-energy purposes||514||564||9.8||5 556|
|Net domestic consumption||447||506||13.2||4 982|
|Fishing and agriculture||18||18||0.0||177|
|Manufacturing, mining and quarrying||293||334||14.0||3 288|
|Services (incl. construction)||130||147||13.1||1 474|
A total of 113 billion Sm3 of natural gas was produced in 2013; a 5 per cent decrease from the previous year. More than 95 per cent of the production was exported.
Natural gas can be transported in pipelines, as liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) or as compressed natural gas ( CNG ).
Use of natural gas for power production and district heating was 441 million Sm 3 in 2013. This is a decrease of 10 per cent from the year before.
Increased net domestic consumption
Net domestic consumption of natural gas was 506 Sm 3 in 2013, excluding natural gas used for non-energy purposes. This is a 13 per cent increase from the year before.
Higher consumption in service industries
In service industries the consumption of natural gas was 146 million Sm 3 in 2013. This is a 13 per cent increase from 2012. The increase of consumption in service industries is due to an 18 per cent increase in natural gas used as fuel. 105 million Sm 3 was used for sea transport and 17 million Sm 3 for land transport.
In manufacturing industries and mining the consumption of natural gas was 334 million Sm 3 in 2013.
Domestic consumption in Norway compared to other countries
Figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA) show that net domestic consumption of natural gas in Norway, including natural gas used for non-energy purposes, is relatively low compared to other countries. While the average for OECD countries was 7607 kWh per capita in 2011, the corresponding figure for Norway was 2221 kWh per capita.
The statistics is now published as Production and consumption of energy, energy balance and energy account.
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The statistics do not include LPG («Liquefied Petroleum Gases»). The latest year consist of preliminary figures.
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