Industrial Gas Use in Europe
There has been much focus on the downward trend of total gas demand in Europe since the late 2000s and specifically in the power sector. In contrast, the industrial sector has received relatively little attention on a pan-European basis. The main unknown is whether the downward trend seen since the early 2000s, and especially post-financial crisis, is reversible or permanent. This paper will examine the changes in gas consumption by industry sub-sectors since 2000 and will offer some scenarios up to 2030.