Romania: Gas prices for households are the lowest in the EU

, SEE Energy News

According to data published by Eurostat, households in Romania paid the lowest price for natural gas in the EU in the first half of 2015, which amounted to 3.4 euros per 100 kWh. This is less than a half of the EU average of 7.1 euros per 100 kWh.

Regarding electricity prices, the price which Romanian households are paying are among the lowest in the EU (13.2 euros per 100 kWh). Currently, electricity prices for households are lower in Bulgaria (9.6 euros per 100 kWh), Hungary (11.5 euros), Lithuania (12.4 euros), Malta (12.7 euros), Estonia and Czech Republic (12.9 euros) and Croatia (13.1 euros).

In the EU, electricity prices for households increased by 2.4 % on average between the second half of 2014 and the second half of 2015 and reached 21.1 euros per 100 kWh. On the other hand, natural gas prices for households dropped by 1.7 % on average in the same period, reaching 7.1 euros per 100 kWh, transmits