The Dutch company Vitol, one of the world’s top three carriers of petroleum products, won the tender launched by the state-owned company Energocom. According to the contract, over the course of tomorrow, November 27, the company will deliver one million cubic meters of natural gas to Moldova, announces a press release of the Public Property Agency. No other details are provided, IPN reports.
Earlier today, Energocom signed a contract with the Polish company PGNiG for a trial purchase of one million cubic meters of natural gas. The price to be paid is not specified for this transaction either, but the authorities assure the rates paid by domestic consumers remain unchanged.
At the announced tender, Energocom received seven bids. The trial purchase is intended to test the ability to import gas from alternative sources and aims to compensate for the low pressure in the natural gas supply system.
Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu told a press conference on Monday that talks on gas supply with Gazprom are progressing wtith difficulty and, at this point, no favorable outcome has been reached for Moldova. Talks will continue with Gazprom head Alexei Miller on October 27 in St. Petersburg.