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year for which data are available, the

consumption has reduced by 1.7 %.

However, over the years, the distance

from primary energy consumption

target has fluctuated greatly. The

biggest divergence from the target

was in 2006 (16.2 %, a consumption

level of 1 723 Mtoe), while a record

low was reached in 2014 (1.7 %,

1 509 Mtoe). Over the last two years

the gap rose again, to 4 % above the

2020 target, equating to a consumption

of 1 543 Mtoe in 2016.

In 2016, gross inland energy

consumption in the European Union,

which reflects the energy quantities

necessary to satisfy all inland consumption,

amounted to 1 641 Mtoe.

This was a 10.8 % decrease compared

with the peak of nearly 1 840 Mtoe in

2006, but a 6.1 % increase compared

to the decade between 1996 and 2006.

Energy consumption falling

mainly in Greece, Malta and

Romania over last decade

While 19 Member States increased

their energy consumption between

1996 and 2006, growth in energy

consumption was recorded in only

two Member States between 2006 and

2016: Estonia (13.4 % increase to

6.2 Mtoe in 2016) and Poland (3.2 %

increase to 99.9 Mtoe in 2016).

Among the 26 Member States where

energy consumption decreased,

Greece (-23.6 %), Malta (- 22.5 %)

and Romania (-20.2 %) recorded

decreases of more than 20 %.

These figures are issued by Eurostat,

the statistical office of the European

Union, and are complemented by

an article on energy saving in the EU.

| | (18501600), ec.europa.eu

People

FORATOM welcomes new

President, Dr Teodor Chirica

(foratom) FORATOM is pleased to

announce that Dr Teodor Chirica has

been appointed by the association’s

General Assembly as FORATOM

President for a two-year period

starting on 1 January 2018. Furthermore,

Mr Esa Hyvärinen, Senior Vice

President of Corporate Relations at

Fortum, has been elected as Vice

President for the same period.

“I look forward to the next two

years working with the General

Assembly, Executive Board, FORATOM

Members and the Secretariat”, states

Dr Chirica. “We have many challenges

ahead of us, but I am certain that by

working together and with our partners

at EU level we will be successful.

Indeed, nuclear energy is essential if

Europe wants to meet its goals in terms

of decarbonising the power sector,

ensuring security of supply and stimulating

growth and jobs in Europe.”

Dr Teodor Chirica has over 40

years’ experience in the Romanian

nuclear energy industry. Actively

involved in the development of the

CANDU project in Romana since the

early 70’s, Dr Chirica has worked for

the CANDU Owners Group, ISPE,

CITON and RENEL. Following this, he

has served in different managerial

positions at Nuclearelectrica (1998-

2009) becoming CEO between March

2005 and January 2009. He also

acted as Managing Director of AMEC

Nuclear Romania (2009-2013) and

as CEO of EnergoNuclear – SPV for

Cernavoda Units 3 & 4 from November

2013. Since October 2017, Dr Chirica

is Senior Adviser to the CEO of

Nuclear electrica. He holds a PhD in

nuclear science from the Polytechnics

University in Bucharest. Dr Chirica

has been instrumental in the setting

up of the Romanian Atomic Forum

(ROMATOM, 2000) and in its affiliation

to FORATOM. He is a FORATOM

Executive Officer since 2006 and

FORATOM Vice President since 2017.

In addition, since 2015, he acts as

Special Advisor ROEC.

Teodor Chirica replaces Bertrand

de L’Epinois, Senior Vice President

for Safety Standards at AREVA, who

has reached the end of his mandate

as FORATOM President. FORATOM

wholeheartedly thanks Bertrand de

L’Epinois for his efforts over the last

two years.

| | (18501444),

www.foratom.org

Market data

(All information is supplied without

guarantee.)

Nuclear Fuel Supply

Market Data

Information in current (nominal)

U.S.-$. No inflation adjustment of

prices on a base year. Separative work

data for the formerly “secondary

market”. Uranium prices [US-$/lb

U 3 O 8 ; 1 lb = 453.53 g; 1 lb U 3 O 8 =

0.385 kg U]. Conversion prices

[US-$/kg U], Separative work

[US-$/SWU (Separative work unit)].

January to December 2013

• Uranium: 34.00–43.50

• Conversion: 9.25–11.50

• Separative work: 98.00–127.00

January to December 2014

• Uranium: 28.10–42.00

• Conversion: 7.25–11.00

• Separative work: 86.00–98.00

January to December 2015

• Uranium: 35.00–39.75

• Conversion: 6.25–9.50

• Separative work: 58.00–92.00

2016

January to June 2016

• Uranium: 26.50–35.25

• Conversion: 6.25–6.75

• Separative work: 58.00–62.00

July to December 2016

• Uranium: 18.75–27.80

• Conversion: 5.50–6.50

• Separative work: 47.00–62.00

2017

January 2017

• Uranium: 20.25–25.50

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 47.00–50.00

February 2017

• Uranium: 23.50–26.50

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 48.00–50.00

March 2017

• Uranium: 24.00–26.00

• Conversion: 5.50–6.75

• Separative work: 47.00–50.00

April 2017

• Uranium: 22.50–23.50

• Conversion: 5.00–5.50

• Separative work: 45.50–48.50

May 2017

• Uranium: 19.25–22.75

• Conversion: 5.00–5.50

• Separative work: 42.00–45.00

June 2017

• Uranium: 19.25–20.50

• Conversion: 5.55–5.50

• Separative work: 42.00–43.00

July 2017

• Uranium: 19.75–20.50

• Conversion: 4.75–5.25

• Separative work: 42.00–43.00

August 2017

• Uranium: 19.50–21.00

• Conversion: 4.75–5.25

• Separative work: 41.00–43.00

September 2017

• Uranium: 19.75–20.75

• Conversion: 4.60–5.10

• Separative work: 40.50–42.00

October 2017

• Uranium: 19.90–20.50

• Conversion: 4.50–5.25

• Separative work: 40.00–43.00

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