Natural gas plays a vital role in Ireland’s energy mix and economic progress. Gas Networks Ireland provides safe, reliable and efficient transportation of natural gas through its network on behalf of circa 678,000 domestic, industrial and commercial customers across Ireland. Gas supplies are of key strategic importance to the Irish economy meeting 27% of Ireland’s primary energy requirement.
Natural Gas also plays a critical role in Ireland’s electricity market and accounted for an average of 49% of the fuel used in electricity generation over the past five years. The flexibility and responsiveness of gas fired power plants have underpinned the ever increasing penetration of renewable generation on Ireland’s electricity network.
This document sets out key statistics in relation to the Irish gas market.