Gas consumption in Czechia lowest since 1992, says Energy Regulatory Office

Natural gas consumption in Czechia in 2023 fell by 10.4 percent year-on-year to 6.76 billion cubic metres, according to data by the Energy Regulatory Office published on Monday. It was the lowest figure since 1992.

According to experts, gas consumption has been steadily declining since the third quarter of 2021, following the energy crises. The drop was caused mainly by reduced consumption of households and industry.

The bulk of gas deliveries, 92 percent, flowed into Czechia via Germany, while only eight percent came from Russia. In addition to gas, the consumption of electricity and heat also declined last year.

Author: Ruth Fraňková