On 8 January, REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais registered a new all-time high in gas transported by the national network - 276.8 GWh. The previous maximum was from 5 December 2017, when the natural gas transported reached 275.3 GWh.
This figure was reached due to the high consumption in Portugal and the fact that the national system has been exporting through the interconnections with Spain. On this day, exports to the Spanish market reached 22.9 GWh.
In 2019, natural gas consumption amounted to 67.9 TWh, with an annual variation of 4.8%. This is the second highest annual consumption ever, 2.5% below the all-time high recorded in 2017.