Romanian Ten-Month Energy Output Declines on Oil Production

Romanian energy production dropped an annual 0.4 percent in the first ten months because of a decline in crude oil production.

Total output fell to 19.2 million metric tons of oil equivalent, the National Statistics Institute in Bucharest said in an e-mailed statement today. Energy imports rose 0.4 percent to 9 million tons.

Crude oil output shrank 3.2 percent to about 3.4 million tons of oil equivalent and natural-gas production fell 2.5 percent to 7.1 million tons, the institute said. Coal production declined 0.8 percent to 4.9 million tons of oil equivalent, according to the institute.

Electricity use advanced 4.4 percent to 41.8 billion kilowatt-hours as domestic consumption rose 2.4 percent, while public lighting use decreased 4.7 percent and domestic consumption rose 2.6 percent, the institute said.

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