Norway is expected to export nearly 90 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to the European Union, nearly 25% of its expected gas needs this year, according to forecasts from energy consultancy Rystad. Exports to Britain could reach 36 bcm, nearly 50% of the country's total gas demand.
Europe is hoping to import more gas from Norway. But while it is possible to increase production at source, this can only be done gradually. At the same time, Norway is itself transitioning to renewable energies.