Spain: gas imports are declining, while exports are growing

Spain: gas imports are declining, while exports are growing

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According to the Spanish strategic petroleum product reserves company, in February, a decline in gas imports was recorded amounting to almost 30% compared to January 2016

Net imports of natural gas in Spain fell by 13% in February compared to the same period in 2015, reaching 22,376 gigawatt hours (gWh). This was announced yesterday by the Spanish strategic petroleum product reserves company (Cores). In February, both net imports through gas pipelines (-5%), and in liquid form, via sea transport (-21%) decreased. Moreover, imports in February recorded a decline of almost 30% compared to January 2016. In contrast, exports grew by 48.9% compared to last year. Spain’s main suppliers were Algeria (52.4% of the total), Norway (13.5%), Nigeria (13%) and Qatar (10.8%), while exports went mainly to Portugal (97.1% of the total).