European Union’s gas production fell by 19% in the first half of this year (H1), and the amount extracted in Romania, the second largest producer, decreased by 10%, according to a report by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.
Thus, total EU production reached 30.5 billion cubic meters, compared to 37.7 billion cubic meters in the first half of last year.
The Netherlands, the largest gas producer in the EU, extracted 14 billion cubic meters, 25% less than in the same period in 2019, when it produced 18.7 billion cubic meters.
Having the second place, Romania had a production of 4.6 billion cubic meters, 10 percent less than in the first half of last year, when the output was of 5.1 billion cubic meters, according to Agerpres.
In third place, Germany extracted 2.6 billion cubic meters, compared to 3 billion in the first half of 2019.
In the second quarter, total EU gas production was of 15 billion cubic meters, down 14%.
“Production in Q2 fell in all major gas-producing countries, including the Netherlands (-16%) and Romania (-17%),” the report said.
In the second quarter, the Netherlands produced 6.8 billion cubic meters and Romania extracted 2 billion, followed by Germany (1.3 billion) and Italy (one billion).