Greece, Natural gas consumption in the country reached an all-time high in 2021 with 69.96 million MWh

, SEE Energy News

According to data published by Greek natural gas transmission system operator DESFA, natural gas consumption in the country reached an all-time high in 2021 with 69.96 million MWh, which is an increase of 10.87 % compared to 63.1 million MWh in 2020.

Natural gas-fired power plants were accounted for the largest share of this consumption, using 68.65 % of total gas consumed in 2021, while household consumers and suppliers linked to the network followed with 18.77 %. Industrial enterprises directly linked with DESFA’s high-pressure supply system consumed 12.56 % of the country’s consumption.

Sidirokastro in northeastern Greece remains the main natural gas entry point, while considerable natural gas quantities were also brought in from the new Nea Mesimvria entry point, in the north, which, since late 2020, has linked the country’s gas network with Trans-Adriatic pipeline running across northern Greece.