The European Statistical Office (Eurostat) shared up-to-date data on natural gas consumption of EU member countries.
Accordingly, the EU’s natural gas consumption in the August 2022 – March 2023 period was 17.7 percent below the average gas consumption in the same period of 2017-2022. EU countries aimed to reduce their natural gas consumption by 15 percent in the said period due to the energy crisis.
In this period, the most reduced natural gas consumption was Finland with 55.7 percent, Lithuania with 40.5 percent and Sweden with 37.2 percent.
Before the Russia-Ukraine War, the EU was consuming around 400 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.