Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, said it is too early to estimate how the gas prices will evolve for the Moldovan citizens. “We have another mechanism for setting prices for Moldova, which is different from that used on international stock exchanges. Even if the price of gas increased considerably on the international markets, this will not immediately affect the Republic of Moldova,” Andrei Spînu was quoted by IPN as saying in a news conference.
The Ministry is having discussions with Moldovagaz. A discussion with the company’s director was held today to consider the next steps up to the signing of the contract for the supply of gas. Moldovagaz also discusses with the Russian gas giant Gazprom and the Ministry in the immediate period will probably have discussions with Gazprom too on the gas issue,” stated Andrei Spînu.
The official noted that the Government is considering a program to support the vulnerable citizens in the cold period of the year if the gas tariff is increased in the near future.