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 44 billion cubic meters. In 2021, figures reached 43 billion cubic meters.
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 2021, the power generation capacity of ENGIE from natural gas represented nearly 50 percent of the total installed generation capacity of the group.
Renewable energies and environmental expectations among French
Figures exclude natural gas converted to liquid fuels. Derivatives of natural gas and coal consumed in gas-to-liquids transformation are included.
According to the source, this data represents standard cubic meters (measured at 15°C and 1,013 mbar) where possible. Since the figures were derived directly from tons of oil equivalent using an average conversion factor, it does not necessarily equate with gas volumes expressed in specific national terms.
This statistic was compiled using several releases of the publication.
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