Prices for natural gas and electricity could remain still, although they should have increased following operators' request, said Lificiu, who added ANRE found some solutions to keep the electricity and gas prices at the current level, NewsIn informs.

The official also mentioned producers should try slashing non-performing costs.

The natural gas consumption in Romania dropped 20.3 percent since the beginning of the year and the electricity one by 9 percent year-on-year, following the economic crisis.