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Breakdown of natural gas consumption in France

18-Breakdown of natural gas consumption

Source : GRTgaz (2018)


This graph presents the breakdown of natural gas consumption by customer type in the GRTgaz’s zone. For 2017, industrial consumer’s consumption is distributed according their economic sector of activity.


Public distribution, which supply household customers, and SMEs represent close to 2/3 of total natural gas consumption.

Certain industrialists, that are major consumers of natural gas, are connected directly to the transmission network. There are close to 1,000 sites of this type in France, representing 1/3 of total consumption.

N.B. : In France, natural gas transmission is provided by two different transmission operators, each having its own zones: GRTgaz and Teréga. In 2017, 94% of total consumption was located on the GRTgaz’s network, 6% on the Teréga’s network.

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