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EU gas demand falls 5% in Q3

Average gas demand across the EU fell on an annual basis in Q3 2018 despite higher power sector offtake, according to the European Commission Average gas demand across the EU fell on an annual basis in Q3 2018 despite higher power sector offtake, according to the European Commission.
By Andreas Walstad 30 January 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand 0 33885
European gas consumption, Q3

Gas consumption among EU member states was almost 5% lower in Q3 2018 than it was in Q3 2017, according to a quarterly report by the European Commission released this week. This was the second consecutive quarter in which gas consumption fell on an annual basis.

Gas-fired power generation was up by around 6% in Q3, but lower demand from energy-intensive industries and mild weather in September may have contributed to the overall decline in consumption,...