Algeria has become the largest exporter of natural gas via pipelines to Europe, as it is the second largest supplier of gas after Norway. Algerian gas via pipelines has stabilized at 23 billion cubic meters in the first 9 months of 2023.
Norway’s imports accounted for the largest share of natural gas exports to Europe via pipelines, equivalent to 54 percent from the beginning of the year until the end of last September, according to what was reported by the “Energy” website, followed by Algeria with 20 percent in second place.
The report added that Russia, whose supplies via the Nord Stream pipeline were cut off since last year, still accounts for 17 percent of exports heading to Europe via pipelines, and the European Union has not imposed any sanctions on imports of Russian gas via pipelines so far, despite the interruption of its supplies via pipelines. The main Nord Stream pipeline after unidentified explosions.
The same source also reported that Europe’s imports of Russian natural gas decreased by 66 percent to 19 billion cubic meters during the nine months ending last September, compared to 56 billion cubic meters during the same period in 2022. Europe’s imports of Norwegian natural gas also decreased by about 13 billion cubic meters. percent to 62 billion cubic meters during the same period, compared to 72 billion cubic meters during the same period in 2022.
Europe’s imports of Algerian gas via pipelines stabilized at 23 billion cubic meters in the first nine months of 2023, according to the same report, without change from the same period in 2022, and compared to 26 billion and 12 billion cubic meters in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Imported quantities from Azerbaijan and Libya remained almost unchanged on an annual basis during the first 3 quarters of 2023.
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