Natural gas covers about one eighth of Switzerland's energy requirements. In this country, it is mainly used for heating and cooking as well as in industry and trade.
Switzerland has neither its own natural gas reserves nor large domestic storage capacities. Natural gas consumption must be met 100% by imports. As a major transit country in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is very well integrated into the European natural gas transport network and also has a widespread domestic transport network.
If there is a shortage of natural gas, the FONES aims to reduce consumption by controlling demand.