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EU countries see rise in gas demand

Gas consumption increased in 23 EU countries and Switzerland in 2016 compared with 2015 levels Gas consumption increased in 23 EU countries and Switzerland in 2016 compared with 2015 levels.
By Andreas Walstad 19 April 2017 0 25527

Gas consumption increased in 23 EU countries and Switzerland in 2016 compared with 2015 levels. Data published by industry association Eurogas shows consumption in the EU28 stood at 456.3 billion cubic metres in 2016, an increase of around 7% year on year.

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.

In the UK, power sector CO2...