Bulgaria, Production of electricity in March 2022 increased by 14.7%

, SEE Energy News

According to Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, production of electricity in March 2022 increased by 14.7 %, compared to January, to 5,144 GWh, while consumption of electricity rose by 12.2 % on monthly basis and amounted to 3,402 GWh. Consumption of natural gas in March 2022 increased by 10.1 % and amounted to 350 million cubic meters, while its production remained the same and amounted to 2 million cubic meters.

Compared to March 2021, production of electricity increased by 20.5 %, while its consumption rose by 3.4 %. Consumption of natural gas decreased by 7.2 % compared to March 2021, while its production dropped by 33.3 %.

In March, production of unleaded petrol rose by 31.7 % and amounted to 162,000 tons, while its consumption increased by 55.9 % and amounted to 53,000 tons. Production of diesel in March increased by 29.1 % compared to the previous month and amounted to 293,000 tons, while its consumption increased by 47.5 % and amounted to 261,000 tons.

Consumption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) increased by 10.3 % and amounted to 32,000 tons, while its production dropped by 133.3 % to 7,000 tons. In the same period, production of solid fuels increased by 8.7 % to 3,584 thousand tons, while consumption of this energy resource rose by 8.5 % to 3,643 thousand tons.