Where Europe gets its gas from – and how Russia now holds all the cards


Russia is the main EU supplier of crude oil, natural gas and solid fossil fuels.

In 2019, almost three-quarters of the EU’s imports of natural gas come from Russia – accounting for 41 percent.

According to Eurostat, the EU received most of its natural and liquified natural gas in 2019 from Russia.

The statistics indicate the EU received 34.3 terajoules from Russia in 2019, which was down 0.1 (TJs) on the previous year.

The second-highest exporters to the EU are others – where they reach 22.4 (TJs), followed by Norway at 13.2 (TJs) which is 16 percent.

The remaining gas providers are as follows:

  • Qatar: 8.3 TJs
  • Algeria: 7.7 TJs
  • Nigeria: 5.3 TJs
  • The USA: 4.8 TJs
  • The UK: 2.1 TJs
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 1.9 TJs.



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