English Summary

The Norwegian Gas Association

The Norwegian Gas Association is a member-funded branch organization promoting greater and safe use of energy gases – biogas, natural gas, propane, butane and hydrogen in Norway.

The association was founded on 26th November 2008.

The Norwegian Gas Association is a broad-based association with members with an interest in Norwegian gas industry.

Membership in the association is open to businesses, organizations and individuals interested in the field of energy gas, including end users.

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Working methods and organization

The purpose and goal of the association is documented in the association’s mission statement. This mission statement is prepared by the Board and approved at AGM.

The Association is organized into self-chosen areas of work. Currently there are three areas of work:

• Biogas

• LNG as fuel for ships

• Gas Installation and equipment

In addition, The Norwegian Gas Association is working on several specific projects regarding use and distribution of energy gas, expertise and training.

Members can participate in all areas of work and in all projects. The association is led by an elected board, and the daily work activities are managed by the secretary of the association.

Energy Gas in Norway

In Norway energy gases are used to produce electricity and heat in gas engines, for heating and drying in boilers and furnaces, and as a fuel for vehicles and shipping vessels. Some of biogas is also flared.

Annual energy consumption in mainland Norway is 225 TWh (1 TWh = 1000 GWh). Approximately 7.2 TWh of this is energy gas, a share of 3.2 percent.

Application

Biogas

Natural Gas

LPG

Total

Gas motors

180

2

0

182

Boilers

140

2.055

1.800

4.535

Dryers and Furnaces

0

1.370

772

2.142

Vehicles

30

60

23

113

Shipping

0

695

0

695

Flaring

150

0

0

150

Total (GWh)

500

4.182

2.595

7.817

Share (%)

6,9

57,5

35,7

100,0

Source: Statistics Norway and Norsk Energi 2012

 

Increased use of energy gases

An increase in the use of energy gases by 60% (12TWh) by 2020 is expected in Norway. In particular, an Increase in the use of biogas and LNG as fuel for ships is anticipated.

 

Contact General Manager Tore Woll on mail two@energigass.no for further information.