Major gas infrastructures in France

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Definition

This map shows the locations of major gas infrastructures in France (transmission, storage and LNG terminals), as well as the main interconnection points with bordering countries.

Analysis

France no longer has any major natural gas resources within its territory. Two thirds of natural gas consumed is imported by pipeline from interconnection points (Norway, Russia, the Netherlands, etc.), one third by sea via the LNG terminals (Algeria, Qatar, etc.). Close to 15 underground storage sites allow for a balance to be maintained between supplies, which are relatively constant throughout the year, and consumption levels which vary seasonally.