European Union natural gas main imports

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Definition

This map represents the EU-28’s main natural gas imports flows based on their origin country in 2017. Blue arrows represent LNG flows, the red ones represent pipeline flows.

N.B. 2/3 of Algerian natural gas is exported through pipelines.

Analysis

The European Union has adopted a diversification strategy for its natural gas supplies. This strategy is key to reduce its dependency toward exporting countries.

However, Russia and Norway remain Europe’s main suppliers of natural gas, accounting for 39% and 23% of all its imports.

 

 

BP Statistical Review 2018