This figure surpasses last winter's peak by 6%
Conventional demand for natural gas (domestic, commercial and industrial consumption) set a new all-time record for a second consecutive day on Friday, 3 February, of 1,249 GWh, mainly because of the low temperatures in Spain. This figures surpasses the record of 1,208 GWh set the previous day and is 6% higher than last winter's peak of 1,179 GWh, reported on 24 January 2011.
Last Friday's peak in demand was met comfortably, satisfying the entire demand of the system and all export obligations. Underground storage facilities operated at full capacity to meet requirements.
The State Meteorological Agency forecasts further falls in temperatures from Wednesday, 8 February, which may trigger fresh increases in conventional demand over the coming days.