Seasonality of the consumption of natural gas in France

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Definition

This graph presents, first, the evolution of the average weighted temperature by consumption (observed in GRTgaz’s zone) and, second, the evolution of the consumption of public distribution and industrial customers directly connected to GRTgaz’ transmission network.

Analysis

A comparison of the temperature and consumption curves indicate that the weather has a direct, overriding effect on the seasonal fluctuations of natural gas consumption. We also note the impact of the slowdown in industrial activity over the summer.