Slovenia Can Provide for 25 Percent of its Requirements for Energy by its Own Sources
Ljubljana, 16 March - TOPIC/ENERGY
This year Slovenia will predictably consume 2.6 percent more electricity than in 1996. The consumption of solid fuels is expected to decrease slightly in relation to last year, while the consumption of other energy sources, especially electricity, will increase, the 1997 energy balance shows. This year Slovene consumers will have at their disposal 9,972 million kilowatt hours of electricity, 4.6 million tons of lignite, 1.5 million tons of brown coal, 29,000 tons of anthracite, 1,100 tons of black coal, 70,000 tons of coke, 919 million cubic meters of natural gas and 2.8 million tons of oil derivatives. The largest, 54.6-percent, share of the total amount of necessary energy sources is taken up by liquid fuels, followed by electric energy, gas fuels, solid fuels, long-distance heat and new sources with 0.3 percent.
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