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    The European Union spends over 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) per day for imported oil and gas, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said Tuesday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Also on Tuesday, an European Commission representative told Sputnik that under imported energy Sefcovic meant oil and gas.

    "We are paying more than 1 billion euros a day for the imported energy," Sefcovic said at the Citizens' dialogue conference in Lisbon.

    In 2015, around 54 percent of EU gross inland energy consumption was drawn from imported energy sources, with Russia and Norway being main suppliers of crude oil and natural gas. Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom are main exporters of extra-EU energy. On average, the EU countries import over 70 million tonnes of energy products a month.

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