Supply & Demand

Sharp increase in Dutch imports of Russian gas

Imports of Russian gas by the Netherlands almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, data from the IEA shows Imports of Russian gas by the Netherlands almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, data from the IEA shows.
By Andreas Walstad 20 December 2017 0 28855
Netherlands gas imports from Russia.
Netherlands gas imports by origin.

Imports of Russian gas by the Netherlands almost doubled between 2014 and 2016, data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows. 

The Netherlands imported 12.6 billion cubic metres of gas from Russia in 2016 compared with 6.4 bcm in 2014, according to preliminary data from the IEA. However, Norway is still the largest supplier of gas to the Netherlands. 

The higher imports from Russia coincide with lower domestic production as a...