Supply & Demand

Europe sees increase in gas demand and imports

European gas imports increased by 10% in 2017 as a result of rising demand and falling domestic production European gas imports increased by 10% in 2017 as a result of rising demand and falling domestic production.
By Andreas Walstad 4 April 2018 0 30270
EU gas imports

European gas imports increased by 10% year on year in 2017 as a result of a combination of rising demand and falling domestic production, the European Commission said in its quarterly gas report, published last week. 

Change in gas imports, 2016-2017

EU gas imports were 6% higher in the fourth quarter of 2017 than in Q4 2016, the report noted. Russia remained the EU’s top supplier, providing 43% of the gas sourced from outside...