Global consumption of natural gas

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Definition

These graphs represent the global evolution of the natural gas consumption by zone and worldwide over the years.

 

Analysis

Gas is the third most important source of energy, just after oil and coal. Apart from a decrease during the 2008-2009 crisis, world global consumption of natural gas is increasing over the years, and it reached  3,670.4 Gm³ in 2017.

World global consumption of natural gas is driven by the demand in America and in Asia, due to a strong economic and demographic growth combined with low gas prices. EU represents 12% of world’s global consumption of natural gas.

 

Source: BP Statistical Review (2018)