Gas in Denmark

Gas Production4.14Mtoe per year

Amount in place855Mtoe

Gas Recoverable Reserves31.5Mtoe

Denmark is not a major holder of proved natural gas reserves. Additionally, they are not currently a major producer or consumer of natural gas. However, they are a noteworthy country in terms of natural gas due to the fact that they are a natural gas exporter.

As of 2014, Denmark only held 35 bcm of proved natural gas reserves. Denmark’s fields in the North Sea are mainly responsible for the country’s proved natural gas reserves and have allowed them to become a natural gas producer. Denmark’s natural gas production was only 4.6 bcm in 2014. However, their production level still plays an important role as it is sufficient to not only cover their domestic demand, but also allows for exportation as well. Denmark is self-sufficient in regards to natural gas as evidenced by their consumption level of 3.2 bcm in 2014. This self-sufficiency has aided Denmark’s energy security of supply.

Denmark also is a net exporter of natural gas. The country currently exports natural gas through pipeline trade. In 2014, Denmark exported 2.1 bcm of pipeline natural gas to other European countries.

Note

Gas data represents natural gas only, for unconventional gas please refer country notes within the WER 2013 report gas chapter.