Natural gas and energy independence in Europe

Energy independence is defined as the ratio between primary natural gas production and the country’s gross domestic consumption. This ratio defines a country’s ability to cover its own natural gas needs.

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Source : Eurostat (2022)

 

Analysis

The European Union average rate for natural gas supplies independence is around 10,3%. 

 

This indicator underlines the importance of a diversified supply strategy in Europe to mitigate geopolitical risks threatening supplies. 

 

As an example, in France where natural gas production for commercial purposes stopped in 2013, LNG terminals are expected to strengthen energy security through the diversification of importations. 

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