Total transmitted natural gas demand reaches 393 TWh in 2014

30 December 2014

Taking into account the differences in temperature, demand would have increased by 2% compared to 2013

Loading of LNG at Spanish regasification plants reached a record high of 60 TWh, which represents an 89% increase

Total activity of the Spanish gas system (conventional and electricity demand, exports, tanker loading and gas in transit to Portugal) reached 393 TWh in 2014, down 1.4% on 2013 as a result of differences in temperatures, which were exceptionally high during the year, and as a result of the drop in cogeneration with natural gas. Taking into account the differences in temperature, demand would have increased by around 2% compared to 2013.

Demand for natural gas in transit in the system (exports, tanker loading and gas in transit to Portugal) increased by 40% in 2014. Specifically, loading of LNG tankers at regasification plants set a new record of 60TWh, up 89% compared to the previous year.

Tanker loading, along with other new services which Enagás is developing, leverage Spain's gas infrastructure and the company's ability to adapt to the changing market.

Note: This information is provisional, and pending the year-end closing.

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