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Slovenia's Annual Electricity Consumption Up 6% in 2010

Ljubljana, 25 January (STA) - Electricity consumption in Slovenia was 6% higher in 2010 compared to the year before. In December alone, it increased by 7% over November, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Production in hydro plants was 7% lower in December over the previous month, while it increased by 2% in thermal power plants and as much as 35% in Slovenia's sole nuclear plant in Krsko (NEK).

The total energy generator output in December reached 1,607 gigawatt hours (GWh), which is 8% more than in November.

Slovenia imported 716 GWh of electricity in the last month of 2010 and exported 1,002 GWh.

In December, the supply of heavy fuel oil rose by 52%, natural gas by 24%, LPG by 13% and kerosene-type jet fuel by 8%, while the supply of diesel fell by 4% and of other petroleum products by as much as 72%.

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