[에너지신문] 29 June 2016 - The Dutch Government has announced that the extraction of natural gas from the Groningen field will be limited to 24 bcm/year from starting October 2016 until September 2021. The gas extraction from the largest gas field in Europe was capped by the Government due to the recurrent seismic activity around the Groningen field. The cap on gas production from the Groningen field was progressively increased from 42.5 bcm in 2014, to 33 bcm in 2015 and 27 bcm in 2016. As a results of the last Government announcement, the gas production from the field will have almost halved in 4 years. However, extra gas may be produced in the event of a cold winter or if absolutely necessary.