In Romania total length of natural gas distribution network increased by 3 % in 2020, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
At the end of 2020, the total length of the pipelines within gas distribution system stood at 43,563.4 kilometers, of which 24,188.1 kilometers in municipalities and cities.
During the previous year, natural gas was distributed in 956 localities, of which 247 in municipalities and cities, while the length of distribution pipelines was extended by 1,276 kilometers.
At the same time, the volume of natural gas distributed at the end of 2020 was of 8.738 billion cubic meters, 289.6 million cubic meters less than the previous year. Of the total volume of natural gas distributed in 2020, 3.444 billion cubic meters or 39.4 % were for domestic consumption. Of the total volume of gas distributed, 87.5 % were distributed in urban areas.