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More than ever, energy is at the heart of debates.

Beyond economic and environmental considerations, national energy policies, once the realm of a few experts, have become a matter of societal choices.

Today, our world must seek less abundance and a more informed use of energy. In this context, natural gas plays a crucial role, yet unknown to the general public.

Gas in Focus aims at shedding light on the role of natural gas in this transitional period by providing public access to consolidated, enlightening and reliable information.

Thanks to the expertise of its founding members, GRTgaz and Sia Conseil, this natural gas “observatory” positions itself as a leading guide in this sector. It is composed of five information units: Infrastructures, Uses, Environment, Markets and Supply.

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Composition of natural gas consumed in France

Natural gas is a gaseous mix of hydrocarbons naturally trapped in porous rocks. Its composition and energetic value may change significantly depending on its origin.Natural gas consumed in Europe is mostly non-associated conventional gas (i.e. it comes from a field independent from an oil reservoir). In France, it mainly comes from Norway, Russia, the Netherlands and Algeria.Imports of natural gas (TWh HHV) per country of originSource: Chiffres clés de l'énergie 2015Even if the natural gas injected in the network is composed of 80%, at least, of methane and of a combination of alkanes (ethane, propane, butane) and inert gases (carbon...