(in North West Europe)



AREA (on): 357,000 km2

OIL PEAK: 1968


Germany produces oil and gas from 3 regions the northwest bordering the North Sea, the Alpine foreland, and modest amounts from the upper Rhine graben.

Production of oil peaked in 1968 and, despite intensive efforts to recover greater amounts of oil from its aging fields and to develop its offshore region, which saw some growth owing to output from the Mittelplate field in the last decade, overall decline has generally continued. There is no chance that this can be reversed over the long term.

Gas production peaked in the 1970s and was at plateau for many years but is now falling.



Germany is one of the biggest consumers of oil in the world. It imports most of its oil and consumption is unlikely to increase significantly after the dip that commenced in 2007. High prices and the recession have quelled demand growth and the country is looking to reduce its dependence on oil.

Germany also imports significant volumes of gas from Western Europe and Russia. Gas consumption will increase slowly, primarily directed at fuel substitution and the need for cleaner burn strategies in producing electricity.





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