The Estonian natural gas and electricity seller Eesti Gaas sold 38.6 mln cubic meters of gas in April 2017, which is 2.8 mln cubic meters or 7.8% more than in the same month last year.
Natgas sales of Eesti Gaas grow 7.8% on year in April
The main factor behind strong sales was colder weather, as according to the Estonian Weather Service the average air temperature in April was 3 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees below the long-term average. The weather was especially cold in the second decade of April.
In the first four months of the year Eesti Gaas sold 215 mln cubic meters of natural gas, compared with 243 mln cubic meters in the first four months of last year. The biggest difference in 2017 was registered in January, when the average air temperature was 5.4 degrees higher than last year and the volume of gas used for generating heat decreased.
The use of natural gas in transport in the first four months of the year increased by 30% compared with 2016 -- from 1,383,000 cubic meters to 1,795,000 cubic meters of compressed gas.
Electricity sales by Eesti Gaas totaled 17 gigawatt-hours in the first four months of the year, which is over four times more than during the same period last year.