Diversified Gas Supply
Many reliable and geographically spread sources safeguard supplies.Gas Supply
According to the latest estimates, world energy consumption will rise by about a third by 2030. Demand for natural gas, an energy source that will play a key role in sustainable energy supply, is also increasing: According to the IEA's 2010 World Energy Outlook, the rise in global gas demand by 2035 could be between 15 and 56 percent, depending on the scenario.
In Europe (EU 27), the IEA expects gas demand to go up by about 12 percent by 2035 in relation to 2008 (New Policies Scenario). At the same time, declining production capacity in the EU is assumed. This means the states of the European Union must from year to year import more gas from other sources in order to cover their requirements. In their attempts to access these sources, they will also be competing with the rapidly developing emerging economies such as China and India. In other words: The EU’s own resources are declining, reliance on imports is increasing, and global competition to obtain gas is growing.
The gas industry is in the middle of a phase of far-reaching change in which important new courses are being charted. As one of the biggest private-sector power and gas companies worldwide, E.ON is rising to this challenge. The Group is taking responsibility for the long-term and secure supply of gas in Europe. In our activities, we are focusing on a multidimensional supply concept consisting of three core elements: