· Demand for natural gas as a source of electricity generation also set a new record of 741 GWh
Demand for natural gas in Spain set a new all-time record for a third consecutive day yesterday, 14 December, of 1,843,76 GWh. This was 10,9% higher than last winter's consumption record of 1,662 GWh set on 30 January.
Meanwhile, yesterday's record marks an increase of 2,2% on the last record set on 13 December when demand for natural gas peaked at 1,803 GWh.
Of total demand for natural gas, 741,70 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.