Italy: natural gas imports 2018, by country of origin

In 2018, Russia – with 32,321 million cubic meters of natural gas exported to Italy - was the main supplier of this fuel. In the same year, Italy imported 17,970 million cubic meters of natural gas from Algeria and 6,535 million cubic meters from Qatar. Overall, the volume of natural gas imported from Russia oscillated throughout the past years, even though it was quite steady from 2014 to 2017.  

Natural gas consumption

Also, the consumption of natural gas in Italy fluctuated over time. The amount of gas consumed peaked in 2004 at 82.8 billion cubic meters. Thereafter, the level of consumption generally decreased, reaching an all-time low of 59.4 billion cubic meters in 2014. Lastly, the consumption steadily increased between 2014 and 2017.  

Natural gas energy

It may be stated that natural gas is a relevant energy source in Italy . In 2017, it was the main source in the Italian energy mix. The consumption of energy generated from natural gas steadily increased from 2014 to 2017. During the last year considered, electricity production accounted for 25.4 percent of the total use of natural gas.

Gross imports of natural gas in Italy in 2018, by country of origin

Natural gas imports in million cubic meters
Russia32,321
Algeria17,970
Qatar6,535
Libya4,466
Norway3,159
Holland1,003
Others2,419
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Figures are rounded.

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