January 27, 2023

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In Greece, gas consumption has decreased

Natural gas consumption in December in Greece decreased to 5.05 TWh, which is the second lowest level for the corresponding month in the last 6 years.

At the same time, consumption for the whole year reached 56.5 TWh, a decrease of 19.2% compared to 2021.

According to the Green Tank observatory, LNG imports through Revitusa increased by 54% compared to 2021, while in December it ranked first in total gas imports with a share of 72%.

According to the “observatory” of trends in gas consumption and imports in the first five months of the eight-month reduction period for natural gas consumption set by the European Union, Greece was at -18.2% compared to the five-year average, thus exceeding the European target of -15% and is -31% compared to the same period in 2021.

Despite a slight increase in Russian gas imports in December, 2022 ended with a decrease in Russian imports by 68.3% compared to 2021. The reason is banal – the prohibitive price. The population and businesses were not ready for rising prices. And if the inhabitants of Greece simply turned on the heating less often due to the warm autumn and the beginning of winter, then enterprises, unable to withstand the rise in energy prices, began to close en masse.

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