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Share of natural gas in Europe’s final consumption of energy 

15- Share of natural gas in Europe's fin

Description 

The share of natural gas in the final consumption of energy refers to the ratio between the total consumption of natural gas (industrial, residential/service and production of electricity) and the final total consumption of energy for the year 2019.

Analysis

In 2019, the share of natural gas in the final consumption of energy for the EU-28 was 22.6%. In France, the share was 20%: it is a little bit less than the European average and it is due to the widespread use of electricity to heat housing. This situation is specific to France, which has a large number of nuclear power plants.

Producing countries, or countries close to producing countries, obviously have a greater share of gas in their final consumption of energy.

Source : Eurostat (2020)

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