Russia is main supplier of gas to EU

Russia is main supplier of gas to EU

Russian pipeline supplies covered 45% of extra-European Union gas imports, according to the European Commission's quarterly report on European gas markets.

Russia is followed by Norway (26%).

"In the third quarter of 2019, Ukraine was the main supply route of Russian pipeline gas to the EU, covering 43% of the total Russian supplies (around 17 bcm), down by 3 percentage points compared to in Q3 2018," the report says.

 It was also noted that Russia become the second biggest LNG supplier to the EU.

In the third quarter of 2019 EU gas consumption increased by 7% in year-on-year comparison, reaching 84 bcm in the EU, while indigenous gas production fell by 9%, amounting to 25 bcm.