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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Networked Gas Consumption


Residential Sector
% of rowGigawatt hours

January-March accounted for 43% of residential gas consumption in 2016

Networked Gas Consumption by Sector (GWh)
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There is strong seasonal variation in networked gas consumption by households. The January to March quarter had by far the highest consumption varying from 53% of total residential usage in 2011 to 43% in 2016. In contrast July to September accounted for only 6% of total residential consumption in 2016 (see Headline Table and Table 2D). Consumption was less seasonal in other sectors with the third quarter of 2016 accounting for 27% of total usage by power plants and for 20% in the non-residential sector (see Tables 2B and 2C).

Power plants accounted for 62% of total networked gas consumption in 2016 compared with 24% by the non-residential sector and 13% by the residential sector (see Table 1 and Figure 1). This pattern was broadly similar in 2011 to 2015.