A part of the Russian gas that is supplied to Moldova remains on right bank of the Nistru River. Until now, the whole amount of gas was delivered to the Transnistrian region.
Moldovagaz CEO Vadim Ceban said that in March Gazprom is to supply a total volume of 176.7 million cubic meters of gas a month or 5.7 million cubic meters a day to Moldova. By the middle of March, the whole amount received by Moldovagaz was directed to Tiraspoltransgaz for the consumers from the left side of the Nistry, including Moldavscaia GRES (Kuchurgan Power Plant), which produces electricity for the right side of the Nistru.
As the temperatures have risen, the natural gas consumption on the left bank of the Nistru has decreased considerably. Given that the price of natural gas supplied by Gazprom is practically similar to the price of the gas supplied by Energocom, Moldovagaz until the end of March intends to purchase 0.7-0.8 million cubic meters of gas a day from Gazprom and about 1.3-1.5 million cubic meters of gas a day from Energocom, IPN reports.