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Energy imports up 193.8% in April

Imports from Moscow more than double in value

(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 27 - Italy's energy imports rose an annual 193.8% in April, ISTAT said Friday.
    Imports from Russia rose 118.8% in value and imports from OPEC countries were 109.6% up in value terms, the stats agency said.
    Italian exports to Russia showed an annual fall of 48.4%.
    Italy has been trying to wean itself off Russian gas, which currently accounts for 40% of total gas imports.
    The government has "moved rapidly" to diversify suppliers by scrambling to set up alternatives with countries like Algeria, Angola, Congo, Libya, Egypt and Mozambique, Premier Mario Draghi said recently. (ANSA).


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