To sacrifice income and maintain the trust: why Netherlands restricts gas production



Interview on Russian televison RTVI on the topic of consequences of dimishing gas production in the Dutch Groninger gas field.


Consequences reduction gas production Netherlands.

Period17 Jan 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleПожертвовать доходами и сохранить доверие: почему в Нидерландах ограничивают добычу газа [To sacrifice income and maintain the trust: why Netherlands restricts gas production]
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRTVI, Moscow
    Media typeTelevision
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
    DescriptionI think our government will focus further to diversify imports. We must receive gas not only from different countries, not only through gas pipelines, such as from Russia, but also through the delivery of gas by sea, such as from North Africa or the USA. So, yes, the question of diversification is now extremely important for the independence of the Netherlands in the geopolitical arena. I do not think that gas production in Groningen will be stopped immediately. Currently we produce about 22 billion m3 of gas per year there. After three years we will produce 10 billion m3, and by 2030, most likely, gas production will be stopped completely.
    Producer/AuthorYulia Kuldo
    PersonsWilfried Ivens


  • Gas production
  • Energy transition
  • Geopolitics