Romania's energy output rose by an annual 1.4% in the first eight months of the year, while imports increased by 8.2%, the statistics office, INS, said on Friday.
Romania's energy production totalled 14.55 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) through August, while imports reached 6.44 million TOE, INS said in a statement.
A TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.
Romania's January-August energy output and imports, breakdown by type of resource (in thousands of TOE, y/y pct change in brackets):
|- natural gas
|- hydro, wind, solar and nuclear power
|- imported oil products
Romania's electricity output and imports stood at a combined 41.77 billion kilowatt hours (KWh) in the first eight months of 2014, up 8.5% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants' production rose by 5.5% to some 17.2 billion KWh through August. The hydroelectric power stations' output rose 17.4% to 12.76 billion KWh. The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 0.6% to some 7.64 billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 2.95 billion KWh, up by 45.1 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 973.5 million KWh, up by 623.3 million KWh compared to the first eight months of 2013.
Final electricity consumption through August fell by an annual 1.1% to 32.96 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 3.83 billion KWh on the year to 4.63 billion KWh in the period under review, INS said.
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