Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
BERLIN, February 27 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia remains major exporter of oil to Germany – Europe’s biggest economy. The federal statistics authority in Wiesbaden reports that in 2011 Germany bought 35.5 million tons of oil worth 20 billion euros from Russia.
Germany’s total import in 2011 made 87.3 million tons of oil – by 4.3 percent less than in the previous year. Statistics experts say that Germany’s purchases of this natural resource have been falling since 2005, when the country imported 115 million tons. They explain it by a stably growing demand for alternative energy sources.
The total amount of oil deals in 2011 made 51 billion euros, which is by 28.2 percent more than in 2010. At the same time, in 2011 German enterprises paid record average annual 583 euros for a ton of oil. This was a consequence of growth of energy resources prices due to the unstable situation in the Middle East and in Northern Africa, the authority said.