Seasonality of the consumption of natural gas in France

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This graph represents the evolution of the average temperature weighted by consumption (observed in GRTgaz’s zone) as well as the evolution of the consumption of public distribution and industrial customers directly connected to GRTgaz’s transmission network.


The comparison of temperature and consumption trends indicates that the weather has a direct and overriding effect on the seasonal fluctuations of natural gas consumption. We can also note the impact of the slowdown in industrial activity during the summer period.


Source: GRTgaz (2018)