After the 1960s, the evolution of natural gas, as well as its uses, gained increased traction in the Netherlands. The cold weather is a key aspect accredited to the widespread use of LNG in the country. Although the use of LNG in households has significantly increased in the Netherlands, the nation has reversed its policy to become a net importer in 2018 on account of climate changes.
The Netherlands has a near-total dependence on gas as its energy source for heat. Furthermore, as per the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, 92% of households in the country use gas for heating, making it the only nation in Europe with proportionately more gas-connected houses than the United Kingdom. With domestic gas production dropping, the Netherlands is increasingly relying on imported gas.
On the other hand, the Netherlands has a well-developed and highly industrialized economy with high energy usage. In 2020, the country consumed 87.79 exajoules of primary energy, denoting 15.8% of the total percentage. Moreover, the primary energy consumption in the country is dominated by oil and natural gas, contributing 71.19% in the same year.
Some of the leading LNG companies in the country are Bomin Linde LNG, Vopak LNG, Gasunie, Mitsui LNG, etc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. NETHERLANDS LNG MARKET: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2. NETHERLANDS OVERALL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
3. NETHERLANDS PRIMARY ENERGY CONSUMPTION
4. NATURAL GAS
- 4.1. NETHERLANDS NATURAL GAS TOTAL PROVED RESERVES, PRODUCTION, AND CONSUMPTION
- 4.1.1. TOTAL PROVED RESERVES
- 4.1.2. NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
- 4.1.3. NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION
5. LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS
- 5.1. VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
- 5.1.1. EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
- 5.1.2. LIQUEFACTION
- 5.1.3. SHIPPING
- 5.1.4. STORAGE AND REGASIFICATION
- 5.1.5. END-USERS
- 5.2. NATURAL GAS TRADE
- 5.2.1. EXPORTS
- 5.2.2. IMPORTS
- 5.3. LNG TERMINALS
- 5.3.1. LIST OF LNG IMPORT TERMINALS
- 5.4. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR LNG