Gas in numbers

25%

Reduction of CO2 emissions in transport with the use of CNG compared to conventional fuels

5.100 billion

5.100 billion cubic meters of commercial and technically recoverable natural gas resources in Europe

2.2 Million

2.2 million kilometres of pipelines in Europe

227 billion

227 billion cubic meters of annual regasification capacity of large-scale LNG terminals in Europe

66%

Reduction of CO2 emissions in gas-fired power generation compared to coal

80 billion

€80 billion of net government revenues from gas in the EU28 and Norway (2015)

85%

Average annual increase in biomethane production in Europe since 2013

4

EU citizens pay around 4 times more per kilowatt hour (kWh) for electricity than for gas

20

Transporting gas can be more than 20 times less costly than transporting electricity (€/GWh/d/km)

32

Number of power-to-gas demonstration installations in Europe

50

There is enough gas storage available in the EU to meet 50 days of peak gas demand

0.32%

Anthropogenic CO2 equivalent of methane emissions in the European natural gas midstream sectors (2015)

0.6%

Share of methane emissions from the gas industry in total EU GHG emissions (2017)

51%

Reduction in fugitive methane emissions from natural gas activities between 1990 and 2016

90%

Reduction of NOx emissions in shipping with the use of LNG compared to conventional fuels