The coal-based and nuclear energy production are the two main options in Romania’s future, said president Traian Basescu during the International Conference “Energy - co-operation development”, as quoted by Realitatea TV.

The Romanian chief of state emphasized on the fact that the dependence on a single natural gas source will continue for the following years, while Romania must take the best advantage on its own resources.

Romania’s resources cover the needs for the following 14 years, in oil and gas, or 240 years in coal, the documents issued by the Economy Ministry show. The situation is quite serious, given the fact that the European Union also relies on the same resource provider and has a low chance to gain its independence.