Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources (As % of Total) rose to 20.0% in European Union in 2017

Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | European Union | May 17, 2019
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Electricity production from natural gas sources as a percentage of total reached 20.0 % in 2017 in European Union, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 7.39 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from natural gas sources as a percentage of total in European Union reached an all time high of 23.5 % in 2008 and an all time low of 1.23 % in 1965. When compared to European Union's main peers, electricity production from natural gas sources as a percentage of total in China amounted to 3.02 %, 39.4 % in Japan, 48.6 % in Russia and 32.0 % in USA in 2017.

European Union has been ranked 24th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from natural gas sources as a percentage of total, 30 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.

Electricity Production from Natural Gas Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada % 9.69% 10.2% 9.80% 9.60% 10.0%
China % 2.04% 1.98% 1.96% 2.02% 2.49%
European Union % 21.5% 17.9% 15.7% 14.5% 15.5%
Germany % 14.4% 12.4% 10.9% 10.0% 9.83%
India % 10.6% 7.61% 5.24% 4.64% 4.92%
Japan % 36.1% 38.7% 38.5% 41.5% 39.6%
Mexico % 54.3% 53.9% 55.7% 57.0% 59.9%
Russia % 49.3% 49.1% 50.1% 50.2% 49.7%
South Korea % 22.3% 21.1% 26.9% 23.9% 22.4%
USA % 24.2% 29.6% 27.0% 26.9% 31.9%