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"The Netherlands now has 250 gas fields. "

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"125 reserves have been discovered, but not in production."

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"In the Netherlands we have reserves of natural gas to last at least 50 years."

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"Worldwide there is enough for 250 years. "

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"A network of 140,000 km of pipes ensures the transport of natural gas to users."

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"Our natural gas is found in small pores of a particular type of sandstone at 3 – 5 km depth."

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"The Groningen field is one of the largest natural gas reserves in the world. "

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"98% of Dutch households are connected to natural gas. "

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"For a borehole of 5km depth, 547 drill pipes are needed. "

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"A drilling can take between 45 – 75 days. "

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"In the Netherlands there have been around 2,500 drillings have taken place."

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"The installation of a platform costs between 60 – 300 million Euros."

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"A drilling costs between 15 to 35 million Euros (depending on the type of drilling island)."

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"Per day a drilling costs around 300,000 to 500,000 Euros."

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"At the bottom of the North Sea there is 3,000 km of pipelines for the transport of natural gas to the shore. "

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"Our main transport network for natural gas is 15,000 km long. "

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"The regional network is around 125,000 km long."

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"A gas-fired plant is cleaner and produces more energy than a coal plant. "

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"1 GWh coals produces electricity for 106 households; 1 GWh natural gas produces electricity for 132 households. "

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"1 GWh coals produces 360 tons of CO2, the same amount of natural gas produces 200 tons of CO2. "

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"The transport of natural gas with pipelines is cleaner and cheaper than the transport of coals by ship. "

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"Since the 60s the natural gas reserves have provided the Dutch treasury about 265 billion Euros. "

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"Between 2003 and now, natural gas reserves form 5 – 10% of our government income. "

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