Evolution of the sources of gas supplied to the EU-28 in 2017 vs 2016

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Definition

This graph represents the evolution of the natural gas volumes exported to the EU-28 between 2016 and 2017 from the main producing countries

Analysis

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%.

 

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