Natural gas from N05-A is only a few per cent of consumption in the Netherlands and Germany. Is this project even necessary?

Moving towards a completely CO2-neutral energy supply, natural gas is still an indispensable part of energy supply, for cooking and heating our homes. A recent study [by TNO and CE Delft, commissioned by the ‘Noordzeeoverleg’] confirmed that local gas production in the Netherlands will be lower than gas consumption until at least 2047.
In the energy transition, we need a multitude of solutions, of which natural gas from this project is one. It has been agreed with the Dutch and German governments that gas production is for domestic use only, and furthermore stops when there is no more demand.