Romania: In the first five months of 2021 gas imports increased

, SEE Energy News

Romania imported natural gas in the amount of 1.8 million tons of oil equivalent in the first five months of 2021, which is by 24.5 % or 212,200 tons higher than in the same period of 2020.

Domestic natural gas production in the mentioned period was 3.133 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 1.8 % or 58,300 tons lower than in the January-May 2020 period.

The National Commission for Strategy and Fore-cast (CNSP) estimates for this year a gas production of 7.4 million tons of oil equivalent and imports of 2.32 million tons of oil equivalent, increasing by 1.5 % and 38 %, respectively, compared to 2020.

For 2022, CNSP forecasts a production of 7.475 million tons of oil equivalent (1 % increase) and imports of 2.795 million tons of oil equivalent (20.5 % increase).

According to the 2019-2030 Energy Strategy, with a view to 2050, Romania’s natural gas production will reach a peak of 132 TWh in 2025, as a result of production in the Black Sea, and then will it would decrease to 96 TWh in 2030 and to 65 TWh in 2050.