The following chapter shows the historical and potential development of demand and supply in the Region. All figures used have been sourced from the TYNDP 2017–26 or the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Region in 2016, unless otherwise stated 1) . All ENTSOG data in this part come from the Blue transition scenario as described in ENTSOG’s TYNDP 2017 2) .
The following diagram shows the relative weigh of countries in EU-28
United Kingdom Germany Italy
Hungary Austria Slovakia Portugal Romania Poland Belgium
Denmark Finland Lithuania
Latvia Bulgaria Sweden Luxembourg
Estonia Slovenia Cyprus Malta
Figure 3.1: Annual gas consumption in the EU countries in 2015
Among the countries of the Southern Corridor Italy remains the largest gas market as it represents 63% of the total gas consumption in the Region. This consumption gap has slightly widened since 2012 when it was 61%.
1) Demand data refer to TSOs contributions sent to ENTSOG in April 2016 and their projections may have, in some cases, changed until the publication date. 2) For details about the TYNDP scenarios please refer to http://www.entsog.eu/publications/tyndp