One eighth of total EU gas consumption in 2022 is estimated to be fracked U.S. gas.
Imports of US gas into the EU represent 23% of the fossil gas consumption in the 11 EU LNG importer countries, and 14% of total EU27 gas consumption – and almost all of it is fracked. Fracking is a disaster for our climate and for communities affected by the brutal drilling method. Europe must swiftly move off all fossil gas for a safe liveable future.
- 12% of the gas running in pipelines in the EU could be fracked US gas
- Shipments of US gas to the EU have increased by 150% between 2021 & 2022
- The biggest fracked US gas importer in 2022 was France, followed by Spain and The Netherlands
- Europe’s gigantic LNG infrastructure build out plans do not match supply and will not provide real energy security
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