Gas imports in the UK increased by 9.1 percent to 156.3 TWh in the first quarter of this year, as compared to the same period in 2014.
Liquefied natural gas imports accounted for 22 percent of total imports, according to data by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
The majority of the UK imports originated in Norway (61 percent) and the LNG from Qatar (19 percent).
According to DECC, the UK’s gas demand rose by 9.6 percent in the quarter reflecting cooler temperatures and an increase in demand for space heating.
Energy industry saw a 13 percent increase in gas use, domestic and other final user demand also increased by 13 and 12 percent respectively.
Gas consumption within the iron and steel industries increased 8.4 percent and within other industry by 2.4 percent.
Total production of natural gas in the first quarter of 2015 was 114.8 TWh, 0.5 percent lower than a year before.
LNG World News Staff; Image: BG