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Gas imports of Romania have increased by 50% in January and were four times more expensive

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Gas imports of Romania have increased by 50% in January and were four times more expensive

Romanian gas imports have increased in the first month of this year by 50% against the same month of last year and were at a price four times higher, show the reports of the National Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE) - Act media

Thus, if in January 2021 imports were 2.7 million MWh, in January 2022 they were 4 million MWh.

The import price was 305 lei/MWh, four times higher than 68 lei/MWh as it was in January 2021.

At the same time, the domestic production dropped from 8.7 million MWh to 8.1 MWh.

Imports represented 30% of the total consumption of the country in January 2022. The main importers were MET Austria Energy Trade (27.1% of the total) and WIEE Romania (20.6%).

The final consumption of gas was reduced by 11% from 7.8 million MWh to 17 million MWh.

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