Evolution of the sources of gas supplied to the EU-28 in 2017 vs 2016
This graph represents the evolution of the natural gas volumes exported to the EU-28 between 2016 and 2017 from the main producing countries
European strategy of diversifying supplies led the EU-28 to seek new sources of natural gas. Imports to Europe have slightly increased in 2017 (+3.4%). Moreover, the drop in the imports from Qatar can be explained by the redirection of LNG to Asia.
Imports via pipelines from Russia increase again after a drop between 2013 and 2014 following the Ukrainian dispute.
Between 2016 and 2017, imports from Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago and Peru are increasing, while those from Algeria and Azerbaijan have decreased respectively by 0.6% and 2.4%.
BP statistical Review 2018 & 2017