BUCHAREST (Romania), August 12 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output edged down by an annual 5.4% in the first half of the year, the statistical office, INS, said on Friday.
Romania's January-June energy production totalled 8.79 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE), INS said in a statement. Imports amounted to 7.495 million TOE, up by 2.3% on the year.
Romania's electricity output and imports totalled 32.29 TWh in January-June, down 5.6% on the year.
In the first six months of the year, thermal power plants generated some 10.6 TWh of electricity, down 1% on the year, while the output of hydroelectric power stations fell 26.7% to 7.7 TWh.
The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 2.3% on the year to some 5.19 TWh in January-June.
Wind farms generated 4 TWh, up by 17.5%, and solar plants produced 0.95 TWh, 9.8% higher on the year, in the first six months of the year.
January-June final electricity consumption fell by an annual 4.4% to 26.3 TWh.
The country's electricity exports fell by 14.2% to 2.5 TWh in January-June, while imports rose 12.4% on the year to 3.84 TWh.
The country produced 1.46 million TOE of crude oil, down 6.2% on the year, and 1.46 million TOE of coal, up 1% on the year, in the first six months of 2022. Natural gas production decreased 5.5% year-on-year, reaching 3.5 million TOE.
Romania's energy production fell 7.6% year-on-year to 28.4 million TOE in 2021.
A TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.