Lower prices for energy are a dream too difficult to accomplish on a short term, say the European Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. The EC official visited Bucharest on Friday, in order to discuss priority projects in the energy field.

"The European Union's states have to make major investments in this field, but the impact on the price may come only on a medium to long term", says Piebalgs.

The energy consumption is expected to grow during the following 20 years, therefore we can't expect for the oil price to fall, is one of the commissioner's conclusions. Piebalgs also says that increased investments in all energy sectors are a must.

Transparency, efficiency, green energy production and investments are just a few of the areas on which Romanian officials must focus.

Romania's investments for the production units' maintenance costs 600 million euros this year only, the sum rising to 3 billion euros until 2012, according to the Economy Minister, Varujan Vosganian.