Visualising the full extent of Russia’s natural gas production & exports to understand how much the European Union is tied to Russian energy.

Numbers for this chart were hard to find, scattered across various news reports and PDFs. But it clearly shows why Germany – and several other countries – will have a very difficult time weaning themselves off this far-reaching supply chain. Perversely, though, this may end up accelerating the global shift to renewable energy by 2050.

» See the Russian Gas graphic
» Review the data

some of our other related graphics

» Russian Oil – who imports it? Who’s Most Dependent on it?
» World’s Proven Oil Reserves
» The Size of Major Ukrainian Cities Compared to US & EU Equivalent Cities

And a best-of collection of helpful Ukraine-Russia visualisations, maps and primers from around the web. 

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David McCandless
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