Forecasted evolution of the annual consumption of natural gas

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This graph shows GRTgaz’ forecasts for annual natural gas consumption broken down by segment.

As environmental policies governing buildings are increasingly demanding, the consumption by residential-service should drop by 2020. However, the progressive elimination of direct electrical heating (by convector) could cause a future rise in demand for natural gas as a substitute.

The consumption of gas by combined cycle plants is one of the principal vectors contributing to the rise in demand for gas.