Share of natural gas in Europe’s final consumption of energy
Source : Eurostat (2021)
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 2020.
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In 2020, the share of natural gas in the final consumption of energy for the EU-28 was 22.5%.
In France, the share was 20,3%: 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.