European gas demand up 7% in 2016

By Staff reporter 10 April 2017

Gas consumption in the EU28 increased by 7% in 2016 compared with the previous year, industry association Eurogas said on Monday.

As a result, carbon dioxide emissions from the EU’s power generation sector dropped by 4.5% in 2016, mainly because of a large switch from coal to gas, Eurogas said.

Cold winters in 2015 and 2016 helped lift European gas demand for heating, but other sectors also used more of the fuel.

"Gas demand also grew in power generation, industry and transport in some countries in 2015 and...

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