The Prime Minister of Romania Ludovic Orban announced that the works on the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline were finished. “I have good news even if an extremely important investment of Romania hasn’t been inaugurated. This investment is ready,” stated Ludovic Orban, being quoted by IPN.
According to the official, the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline is an investment made by Transgaz. Now that it was completed, it allows supplying natural gas to the Republic of Moldova.
“We this way offer the inhabitants of the Republic of Moldova an alternative to the Russian gas. It is an extremely important investment that shows Romanian’s determination to be near the citizens of the Republic of Moldova and the Bessarabians,” said the Romanian Premier.
The Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline is 120 km in length and has three natural gas stations, one in Ungheni and two in Chisinau. There is also a dispatcher’s and control center in Ghidighici. The Ungheni-Chisinau natural gas transportation network is the second stage of the Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau interconnection project. The first stage, the construction of the Iasi-Ungheni pipeline, was completed in July 2014.