Romania, among EU states least dependent on energy imports


Denmark is the only country in the European Union (EU) which was a net energy exporter in 2012, but Romania is among the EU countries that are least dependent on energy imports (23 per cent), a lower dependence less only registered by Estonia (17 per cent), according to data the European Office of Statistics (Eurostat) released yesterday. Between 2006 and 2012, energy consumption decreased in 24 member states (Romania included) and increased only in Estonia (11.6 per cent), the Netherlands (2.9 per cent), Poland (0.8 per cent) and Sweden (0.4 per cent). The most significant decreases were registered in Lithuania (17 per cent), Portugal (15.2 per cent), Greece (14.4 per cent), Hungary (14.2 per cent), Denmark (13.9 per cent) and Romania (12.8 per cent). In 2012, the main energy producers in the EU were France (133 million tonnes of oil equivalent, 17 per cent of the total EU production), Germany (124 million tonnes of oil equivalent, 16 per cent of the total EU production), United Kingdom (116 million tonnes of oil equivalent.

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