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Global consumption of natural gas

These graphs present the global evolution of the natural gas consumption by zone & in the world over the years.

Source: BP Statistical Review (2021)

Source : BP Statistical Review (2021)


Since the crisis of 2008-2009, gas consumption has been growing on a regularbasis over the years. In 2020, due to the sanitary crisis, world natural gas consumption is decreasing by 2.3% compared to the past year (3822.8 Gm3).     

similar to that observed in 2009 during the financial crisis. The decrease is observed everywhere with the notable exception of China where demand has increased by 6.9%. The European Union recorded a drop of 2.5% and now accounts for 14% of global natural gas consumption.

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