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EU gas consumption rises on fuel switching

Fuel switching from coal to gas continued to drive gas consumption across Europe in the third quarter of 2019, a recent report from the European Commission confirms Fuel switching from coal to gas continued to drive gas consumption across Europe in the third quarter of 2019, a recent report from the European Commission confirms.
By Andreas Walstad 10 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand 0 34922
Chart showing change in European gas consumption

A recent quarterly gas report published by the European Commission showed gas consumption in EU countries increased by 7% in Q3 2019 compared with the same period the year before. Gas use for power generation increased by 20% year on year, the report said

This was the second consecutive quarter that gas demand in Europe rose on an annual basis, driven by fuel switching from coal to gas for power generation. Higher prices...