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Romania's Jan-July energy output rises 4.7% y/y - provisional data

Romania's Jan-July energy output rises 4.7% y/y - provisional data Author: Oran Viriyincy. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

BUCHAREST (Romania), September 13 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by an annual 4.7% in the first seven months of the year, the statistical office, INS, said on Monday.

Romania's January-July energy production totalled 10.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE), INS said in a statement. Imports amounted to 8.84 million TOE, up 19.5% on the year.

Romania's electricity output and imports totalled 19.7 TWh in January-July, up 10.9% on the year.

During the first seven months of 2021, thermal power plants generated some 12.6 TWh of electricity, up 13.2% on the year, while the output of hydroelectric power stations jumped by an annual 31.6% to 12.04 TWh.

The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 3.5% on the year to some 6.25 TWh in January-July.

Wind farms generated 3.78 TWh, up by an annual 7%, and solar plants produced 1.08 TWh, flat on the year, in January-July.

Final electricity consumption rose by an annual 7% to 32.45 TWh.

Romania’s electricity exports jumped by an annual 52.5% to 4.41 TWh in January-July, while imports rose 4.6% on the year to 4.47 TWh.

The country produced 1.8 million TOE of crude oil, down 4.9% on the year, and 1.81 million TOE of coal, up 25.3%, during the first seven months of 2021. Natural gas production rose 1.6% year-on-year, reaching 4.28 million TOE.

Romania's energy production fell 9.8% year-on-year to 17.98 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) in 2020.

A TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.