Gas in Romania

Recoverable reserves54.2Mtoe

Production9.46Mtoe per year

Production ratio6years

After peaking in the mid-1980s, Romania’s natural gas output has been in gradual secular

decline, falling to around 11 bcm in recent years, only about one-third of its peak level. Indigenous production currently supplies about two-thirds of Romania’s gas demand; the principal

users are power stations, CHP and district heating plants, the steel and chemical industries and the residential/commercial sector.

Romania has proved natural gas reserves of 726 billion cubic meters (25.94 trillion cubic feet) and is ranked 30th among countries with proved reserves of natural gas. About 75% of Romania’s natural gas resources are located in Transylvania, especially in Mureş and Sibiu counties. The largest natural gas field in Romania is the Deleni gas field discovered in 1912 and located in the Băgaciu commune in Mureş County with proved reserves of 85 billion cubic meters or 3 trillion cubic feet.

The local natural gas production is dominated by two very large companies Romgaz with a market

share of 51.25% and Petrom with a market share of 46.33%. There are also several smaller companies Aurelian Oil&Gas with a market share of 0.38%, Amromcowith a market share of 1.85%, Lotus Petrol with a market share of 0.13% and Wintershall with a market share of 0.06%.

The national natural gas transmission system in Romania is owned by Transgaz a stateowned company. It has a total network length of 13,110 km (8,150 mi) of pipelines with diameters between 50 mm (2.0 in) and 1,200 mm (47 in). The company also owns a 50% stake in the Arad–Szeged pipeline, a natural gas pipeline from Arad in Romania toSzeged in Hungary, with a length of 109 km (68 mi) and a transport capacity of 4.4 billion cubic meters (0.15 Tcf) per year.Romania also has four other pipeline links to Ukraine used for the import or transit of natural gas.

Note

Gas data represents natural gas only, for unconventional gas please refer country notes within the WER 2013 report gas chapter.