Breakdown of natural gas consumption in France

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Definition

This graph presents the breakdown of natural gas consumption by customer type. For 2012, industry consumption is broken down by business sector.

Analysis

Public distribution to household customers and SMEs represents close to two thirds of the consumption of natural gas. Certain industry sectors that are major consumers of natural gas are connected directly to the transmission networks. There are close to 1,000 sites of this type in France, representing one third of total consumption. N.B. In France, natural gas transmission is provided by two different transmission operators, each having its own zones: GRTgaz and TIGF. In 2011, 92% of total consumption fell within the GRTgaz network, and 8% in TIGF’s.