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plastic-production-accounts-for-9-of-eu-fossil-gas-consumption
plastic-production-accounts-for-9-of-eu-fossil-gas-consumption

Plastic production accounts for 9% of EU fossil gas consumption

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Plastic production is by far the largest industrial oil, gas, and electricity user in the EU, overshadowing other energy-intensive industries such as steel, automobile manufacturing, machinery, and food and beverages, according to a new report.

In 2020 plastic production was responsible for 9% of the EU’s fossil gas consumption and amounted to approximately 25 bcm, it states. 

It warns a ’business-as-usual scenario’, where the plastic production industry plans on doubling its gas- and oil-based production, is incompatible with achieving the goals of the Green Deal, binding climate targets to keep global warming under 1.5°C, and reducing oil and gas consumption and dependency.

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