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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 2008-2009 crisis and until the COVID-19 pandemics, gas consumption had steadily increased over the years. In 2020, global natural gas consumption was down 2.3% from the previous year due to the health crisis.

In 2021, global natural gas consumption rebounded and rose 5.6% (4,037.4Gm3), surpassing pre-COVID levels. Europe now accounts for 14.1% of the world’s natural gas consumption, and the EU-27 9.8%.  

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