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Bulgaria's gas deliveries down 14.5% y/y, power output up 8.4% in May - table

Bulgaria's gas deliveries down 14.5% y/y, power output up 8.4% in May - table Photo: NPP Kozloduy / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 5 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's deliveries of natural gas amounted to 200 million cubic metres in May 2022, a decrease of 14.5% year-on-year and down 1.0% on the previous month, the statistical office said.

The country's own output of natural gas totalled 2 million cu m in May, unchanged from the same month of 2021 and the same as in April, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement last week.

Electricity production went up by an annual 8.4% in the fifth month of this year, reaching 3,624 GWh. That represented a monthly decline of 12.0%. In late April, Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP shut down one of its two 1,000-MW units for planned annual maintenance, which was completed on May 30.

Electricity deliveries ticked up 1.9% on an annual comparison basis to 2,457 GWh in May, while deliveries of oil products rose to 359,000 tonnes from 347,000 tonnes a year earlier.

The country's oil products output rose to 669,000 tonnes in May from 495,000 tonnes in the same month of 2021 and compared to 539,000 tonnes in April.

Details of Bulgaria's output of electricity and fuels in May follow:

Production quantity y/y pct change m/m pct change
-electricity 3,624 GWh 8.4 -12.0
-solid fuels 2,790,000 t 16.6 7.8
-petrol 160,000 t 33.3 15.9
-diesel 297,000 t -11.8 25.3
-natural gas 2,000,000 cu m 0.0 0.0
-electricity 2,457 GWh 1.9 -6.7
-solid fuels 2,836,000 t 16.8 7.8
-petrol 44,000 t 29.4 41.9
-diesel 200,000 t 4.7 4.2
-natural gas 200,000,000 cu m -14.5 -1.0

source: NSI

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