Romania's dependency on energy imports is one of the lowest in the European Union reveals the Eurostat data released on energy consumption. The average energy dependency in the EU is around 53.4 percent, which means that the EU had to import more than half of the energy it consumed. The EU member states least dependent on energy imports were Estonia (8.9 percent), Denmark (12.8 percent) and Romania (17percent). The states that have the highest share of energy imports in 2014 are Malta with 97.7percent, Luxembourg (96.6percent) and Cyprus (93.4percent).
The Eurostat data also shows that the EU's energy dependency was higher in 2014 than in 1990, increasing from 44.2 percent to 53.4 percent. On the other hand, nine member states, among which Romania, recorded in 2014 the lowest share of energy imports after 1990. In Romania's case, energy imports actually halved, going down to 17 percent in 2014, from 34.3 percent in 1990.