Number of onshore natural gas producing wells in Italy 2012-2018

In 2018, there were 340 on-shore natural gas producing wells in Italy. The number of on-shore wells for natural gas production gradually decreased over time. As a matter of fact, in 2012 there were 435 wells in the country. The number of offshore natural gas producing wells also declined.

Natural gas domestic production

The domestic production of natural gas decreased hand in hand with the number of wells. As a matter of fact, the volume of natural gas produced in Italy decreased from 8.3 billion cubic meters in 2012 to 5.2 million cubic meters in 2018. In 2018, most of the production took place offshore. Over three billion cubic meters of natural gas were obtained from offshore wells. Regarding on-shore production, Basilicata was the region with the highest volume of natural gas produced nationwide.  

Electricity production from natural gas

On the other hand, the gross production of electricity from natural gas steadily grew from 2013 to 2017. In 2018, electricity generation accounted for 23 percent of the total consumption of natural gas in Italy.

Number of onshore natural gas producing wells in Italy from 2012 to 2018

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until September 30th
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures for the years 2012 to 2016 were taken from another publication - "Rapporto Ambientale 2017 Assomineraria" - quoting as source the Ministry of Economic Development (Ministero Dello Sviluppo Economico).

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Natural gas energy in Italy"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.