Germany’s oil imports grow by over 10 percent
Germany imported 10.2 percent more oil products between January and September 2017 than in the same period last year, the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (Bafa) says in a press release. Oil product imports stood at 32.3 million tonnes by September, whereas crude oil imports fell by 1.3 percent to 67.1 million tonnes, the Bafa says. Diesel fuel sales grew by 2.4 percent to 28.9 million tonnes, while sales of normal heating oil climbed 4.3 percent to 11.9 million tonnes.
Read the press release in German here.
See the CLEW factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels for background.