Estonia is the least dependent country on imported energy.  Portugal is in 11th place

Estonia is the European Union (EU) country least dependent on energy imports and Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg lead, while Portugal is in 11th place, according to data compiled by Pordata, reported to 2020.

“In 2020, Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg were the most dependent countries (more than 90% of imported energy). The least dependent country was Estonia (11%)”, indicated, in a statement, Pordata, the statistical database of the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation.

Portugal occupied the 11th place (65%), above the EU average (58%), considering the 27 Member States, having been decreasing its dependence since 2000 (85%).

Regarding the price of energy, in 2021, the Portuguese paid the 6th most expensive price in the EU27, while the industry paid the 14th highest.

With regard to natural gas, canceling out the difference in the cost of living in the various countries, Portuguese families paid the second most expensive price in the EU and industry the 18th.

In 2020, Portugal imported 3,712,686 tons of oil, from Spain (57%), Russia (15%) and the USA (10%).

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