Prices of natural gas for a medium-sized industrial consumer reached EUR 0.041 per kWh on average within the EU in the first half of 2013. Companies in Sweden, Greece and Luxembourg had to pay the most, on the other hand, Romanians paid the least, according to the Eurostat.
The relative share of tax and other levies (other than VAT) in the price of natural gas for industrial consumers was highest in Romania (26.1 %). By contrast, there were no taxes and levies applied to the price of natural gas for industrial consumers in Croatia, Lithuania and Poland.
The average prices in the EU increased in 18 of the 25 EU Member States for which data are available (Greece, not available; Cyprus and Malta, not applicable). The highest price increases were observed in Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands, all over 10.0%, while prices fell most in Slovenia (-14.4%) and Hungary (-5.5%)