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Natural gas consumption of France 2005-2019

 After having peaked at 49.6 billion cubic meters in 2010, the French consumption of natural gas has been regularly fluctuating up and down between 37 and 43 billion cubic meters until 2018.  

Natural gas market in France

The French multinational energy group ENGIE operates in the field of electricity production from non-oil sources and produces mainly natural gas-based electricity. For the year 2018, the power generation capacity of ENGIE from natural gas represented 55 percent of the total installed generation capacity of the group .    

Renewable energies and environmental expectations among French

Between 2010 and 2017, the primary energy consumption from renewable energies in France increased from 3.4 to 9.4 million metric tons of oil equivalent, while the consumption of oil-based energy fell from 84.4 to 79.7 million metric tons. Among renewable energy sources, the solar photovoltaic power production in France has been raising significantly between the fourth quarter of 2010, reaching 7,170 megawatts by the second quarter of 2018 – which represented an increased of about 6,000 megawatts within that timeframe. In addition to this production increase, solar power was the energy source that more than 80 percent of French respondents wished the most to be developed further in the upcoming years in a survey from 2018.

Natural gas consumption in France from 2005 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Excludes natural gas converted to liquid fuels but includes derivatives of coal as well as natural gas consumed in Gas-to-Liquids transformation.
Figures not included in the PDF were taken from the BP Statistical Review data workbook.

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