CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Natural gas (code G3000)
Term extension
Energy
Definition
Natural gas comprises gases occurring in underground deposits, whether liquefied or gaseous, consisting mainly of methane, independent from the extraction method (conventional and non-conventional). It includes both ‘non-associated’ gas originating from fields producing hydrocarbons only in gaseous form, and ‘associated’ gas produced in association with crude oil, as well as methane recovered from coal mines (colliery gas) or from coal seams (coal seam gas). Natural gas does not include biogas or manufactured gases. Transfers of these products to the natural gas network are to be reported separately from natural gas. Natural gas includes liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).
Remark
Current Eurostat dissemination code: G3000
Old Eurostat dissemination code: 4100
Standard International Energy Product Classification (SIEC): Class 3000
SDMX (CL_SIEC_E): G3000
Source
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics
Hyperlink
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32008R1099
Other link(s)
Relationships between products and flows of energy balances
International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES)
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