The National Agency for Energy Regulation (NAER) denies ex-MP Alexandru Slusari’s assertion that the Agency’s administration, pursuing particular goals, promoted the new amendments to the law on the oil products market in favor of particular oil companies. The Agency said the amendments were formulated in the most professional way by its team, without any inference on the part of market participants, IPN reports.
In a press release, NAER says it became the target of unfounded attacks that have intensified since the start of this year. The Agency continues to be attacked in the public sphere and serious accusations are made against it and its administration. Therefore, it asks all the ‘experts’ and politicians, including former MP Alexandru Slusari, to notify the responsible bodies and to substantiate their assertions. The Agency regrets the unfounded accusations that are disseminated by the press, with some of the media outlets becoming involved in a campaign to denigrate NAER.
Former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alexandru Slusari in a TV program said the amendments made to the law on oil products market, which were adopted by the new parliamentary majority, were influenced by large oil companies by lobbying. The oil sellers paid considerable amounts of money to representatives of NAER so that these agreed the formula for liberalizing the prices of all the oil products, except for gasoline “95” and diesel fuel. Slusari said that to restore order on the oil products market, the administration of NAER should be replaced.