Smaller players gained some ground in the natural gas market in 2022, attracting a few thousand customers from more dominant rivals, but the overall picture essentially remained unchanged, gas distribution company data examined by energypress has shown.
Retail gas supplier Aerio Attikis (Fysiko Aerio) moved up to top spot in the business category, capturing a market share of 38.3 percent, followed by Zenith with 37.9 percent and Mytilineos with 4.8 percent, data showed.
As for the household category, Zenith remained the market leader with a 51.3 percent market share, but did end 2022 having lost some customers. Aerio Attikis (Fysiko Aerio) was ranked second with 25.7 percent and Mytilineos was third with 4.5 percent. Elpedison, ranked fourth, increase its market share to 4.4 percent in 2022 from 3.7 percent the previous year.
Heron, ranked fifth in the household category, also gained customers, up from 16,728 in 2021 to 22,151 in 2022, boosting its market share from 3 percent to 3.9 percent.
In another noteworthy development, power utility PPC made a dynamic entry into the retail gas market, amassing 21,821 household customers by the end of 2022 for a market share of 3.9 percent.
Zenith ended 2022 as the overall market leader for natural gas supply to the industrial, business and household sectors, combined, with a 34.4 percent market share. Aerio Attikis (Fysiko Aerio) followed with a market share of 30.4 percent, while Mytilineos was ranked third with a combined market share of 12.6 percent.
Mytilineos was ranked first for gas supply to industrial consumers in 2022, capturing a 30.8 percent market share, followed by Heron with 22.9 percent and Aerio Attikis (Fysiko Aerio) with 16.3 percent.