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Moldova's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total energy consumption
2017
0.128
quadrillion Btu
127
Total energy production
2017
0.004
quadrillion Btu
155
Dry natural gas imports
2017
89
billion cubic feet
46
Coal consumption
2017
194
thousand short tons
94
Electricity imports
2017
1.1
billion kilowatthours
65
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Map of Moldova
Map of Moldova

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: July 2014

  • While not a significant energy producer or consumer, Moldova's geographic position makes it important as a transit route of natural gas from Russia through the Shebelinka-Dnepropetrovsk-Izmail pipeline to countries in southeastern Europe, including Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and Romania.
  • The eastern part of Moldova, Transnistria, is a breakaway territory that Russia has supported since 1990 but is not internationally recognized. This region contains the majority of Moldova's power generation capacity and heavy industry.
  • Moldova has no domestic production of natural gas and relies entirely on pipeline imports from Russia. Natural gas made up about 40% of total primary energy supply in 2012, according to Moldova's National Bureau of Statistics.
  • The European Union (EU) provided investment to link natural gas transmission networks between Moldova and Romania through the Iasi-Ungheni pipeline, which could provide an additional source of natural gas imports to the country. Construction of the pipeline began in August 2013.
  • Moldova has no significant refining capacity and imports most of its petroleum liquids. Petroleum products accounted for 36% of the country's total primary energy supply in 2012.

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