The ceiling of 1,800 GWh/day has been broken for the first time ever
· Demand for natural gas as a source of electricity generation also set a new record of 726 GWh
Demand for natural gas in Spain set a new all-time record for a second consecutive day yesterday, 13 December, of 1,803 GWh. This was 9% higher than last winter’s consumption record of 1,662 GWh set on 30 January.
The ceiling of 1,800 GWh/day, the equivalent to two large methane tankers (more than 260,000 m3 of LNG), was broken yesterday for the first time ever.
Meanwhile, yesterday’s record marks an increase of 5% on the last record set on 12 December when demand for natural gas peaked at 1,716 GWh.
Of total demand for natural gas, 726 GWh went to the electricity market, also marking an all-time record in terms of demand for electricity generation purposes.
Yesterday’s peak was mainly caused by the strong demand for gas to generate electricity. Furthermore, the low temperatures recorded in the last few days have triggered an increase in domestic demand.