Record gas deliveries to Germany in a coronavirus year

Record gas deliveries to Germany in a coronavirus year

Dornum, one of two landing points for Norwegain gas in Germany.

Gas from the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) plays an important role in Europe’s energy supply, and millions of people depend on Gassco’s deliveries every single day.

“By delivering at such a high and stable rate in a very unusual year, we have clearly demonstrated the size of the demand for natural gas in a Europe which wants to reduce its consumption of coal as an energy source,” explains Gassco CEO Frode Leversund.

Ensuring that the company’s deliveries can be so reliable depends crucially on good collaboration with a large number of players along the whole value chain. More than 60 fields on the NCS produce gas.

“Many contribute to this value creation,” Leversund observes. “Collaboration, new solutions and innovative technology give us integrated and flexible transport solutions which ensure high and reliable deliveries every single day.”

The gas industry is also working actively to combine profitable production with further emission reductions.

“A completely new energy landscape is set to emerge and, in line with several of the UN’s sustainable development goals, it’s our job to ensure that Norwegian gas supplies have the lowest possible climate footprint,” notes Leversund.

“We have identified and defined various areas which we will be working with to secure further reductions in emissions. Two of our three processing plants are already fully electrified.”

(18.01.2021)

 

Facts

Deliveries of 107.0 billion standard cubic metres (scm) of dry gas to Europe in 2020 represent a marginal increase from 106.9 billion scm the year before.

Dry gas deliveries to Germany rose from 47.6 billion scm in 2019 to 49.9 billion last year.

Deliveries of liquefied natural gas (NGL) and condensate from the processing plants at Kårstø and Kollsnes (via Vestprosess) and at Nyhamna totalled 9.5 million tonnes in 2020.