The offer of Gazprom is not advantageous to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. The asked price, which includes financial and nonfinancial conditions, including the repayment of the historical debt during a limited period of time, is higher than the offers on international gas markets, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spânu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, posted on Facebook, being quoted by IPN.
According to the official, the Republic of Moldova cannot accept to pay a gas price higher than the price paid by all the other countries of the region. “Our message in the negotiations was always the same: the Republic of Moldova wants to continue the discussions and to sign a long-term contract between Moldovagaz and Gazprom, which will be advantageous to both of the sides,” stated Andrei Spînu.
“We want a new round of discussions with Gazprom. At the same time, we will look for alternative suppliers so as to make sure that the country has gas and that we diversify the supply sources.”
In the discussions, the Russian side assured that Gazprom will immediately supply the necessary additional volumes for October, by 5 million cubic meters of gas a day. “We hope that these volumes will enter the Republic of Moldova in the nearest future,” said the official.
In the round of negotiations held in Moscow this week, deputy prime ministers Andrei Spînu and Vlad Kulminski discussed with Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, Elena Burmistrova, Gazprom Export director general, and Nikolay Shulginov, minister of energy.