Rich gas is replacing lean gas
In Belgium, over 3 million households and companies use natural gas through the distribution network mainly to heat their home, for supplying hot water and for cooking. We’re not talking about gas in bottles (propane or butane), nor about gas used in motor vehicles (LPG, CNG).
Up until 2017, half of these users consume lean gas, imported from the northern Netherlands (Groningen - Slochteren). However, these gas reserves are running out. The Dutch authorities have therefore announced that they intend to gradually reduce their gas exports and to halt them completely from 2030.