March 26, 2019 / 10:11 AM / 2 months ago

UK's National Grid forecasts Summer 2019 gas demand at 36.1 bcm

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Britain’s National Grid forecast gas demand during the summer period will total 36.1 billion cubic metres, it said in its annual Summer Outlook on Tuesday.

The figure is almost 6 percent higher than summer gas demand in 2018, once weather related adjustments were made, the report said.

Electrcity demand is expected to peak at 33.7 gigawatts (GW) while the minimum summer electricity demand is forecast at 17.9 GW.

Reporting by Susanna Twidale, editing by Louise Heavens

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