We further developed our activities in the first half of 2018 using the three strategic pillars: ‘Our Dutch Gas’, ‘Return to Nature’ and ‘New Energy’.
Sales declined due to the lower production volumes partly offset by higher selling prices compared to the first half of 2017. Profit increased due to lower operating expenses among others driven by decrease of levies. The investment level increased to EUR 86 million.
EBN continues to make an active contribution to the acceleration of the energy transition. Most of our activities reflect that effort. In the first half of the year for example EBN contributed to Climate Agreement with the Masterplan Geothermal Energy in May 2018 as well with the Porthos project relating to CO2 storage.