Where does the UK currently get its gas from?

 

2014 UK Gas Balance Sheet

 

GWh

Total Supply of UK Natural Gas

425,459

Imports

477,163

Exports

(127,907)

Other

(2,523)

Losses

(6,856)

Total Supply

765,340

 

 

Electricity Generation

218,395

Heath Generation

26,028

Energy Industry Use

49,379

Industry

92,493

Domestic

278,101

Public Administration 36,969
Commercial 48,443
Agriculture 886
Miscellaneous 10,079
Non-Energy Use 5,430
Statistical Difference (863)
Total Consumption 765,340

UK-sourced natural gas production has come predominately from the North Sea since the early 1960s [See the History of Onshore Oil and Gas Fact Sheet] but this supply has been decreasing since 2000. In 2012, production was down 14% compared with 2011 to 452 TWh.

Imports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) have risen from 9 TWh in 2008 to 271 TWh in 2011. In 2012 demand for LNG in Asia led to LNG imports to the UK falling by almost half to 148 TWh as cargoes were diverted.

With overall imports during 2012 at a record high, net import dependency climbed to 43%, its highest level since 1976.

Sources of UK Gas Imports in 2014

Pipeline Norway

57.4%

LNG Qatar

24.5%

Pipeline Netherlands

15.1%

Pipeline Belgium

0.8%

LNG Algeria

1.2%

LNG Trinidad & Tobago

0.9%

LNG Nigeria

0.1%