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Major gas infrastructures in France

Description 

This map shows the major gas infrastructures in France (transmission, storages and LNG terminals), as well as the main interconnection points with bordering countries.

Analysis

France no longer has any major natural gas resources within its territory. 80% of the consumed natural gas is imported by pipeline from interconnection points (Norway, Russia, the Netherlands, etc.), and 20% is imported by sea via the LNG terminals (Algeria, Nigeria, Qatar, etc.).

Close to 15 underground storage sites ensure a balance between supplies, which are relatively constant throughout the year and consumption levels, which vary seasonally.

Sources : GRTgaz, Teréga (2019)

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