Romanian energy production increased an annual 2.8 percent in January as rising coal and gas output offset a decline in crude oil production.
Total output rose to 2 million metric tons of oil equivalent, the National Statistics Institute in Bucharest said in an e-mailed statement today. Energy imports dropped 3.7 percent to 0.8 million tons.
Crude oil output shrank 3.3 percent to about 0.3 million tons of oil equivalent, while natural-gas production rose 1.8 percent to 0.8 million tons, the institute said. Coal production increased 4.2 percent to 0.5 million tons of oil equivalent, according to the institute.
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