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Evolution of the sources of gas
supplied to the EU-28 in 2019 vs 2018

Source: BP Statistical Review 2020 et 2019

Description

This graph presents the evolution of the sources of natural gas exported to the EU-28 between 2018 and 2019 (main producing countries).

Analysis

European strategy of diversifying supplies led the EU-28 to seek new sources of natural gas. This year was marked by an important increase of LNG imports from the United States (+369%), they are now the 5th biggest importer of natural gas in the European Union.  Imports via pipelines from Russia increase by 4% in 2019. Between 2018 and 2019, imports from Russia, Qatar, Norway, the United States, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago and Libya increased. while those from Norway, Algeria, Iran and Peru decreased. Imports from Peru represent the most important decrease (-30%). It will be interesting to look at the impact of the global lockdown due to the world sanitary on these imports.

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