Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, will be paying a working visit to Poland during October 18-19. The Ministry said that he will have discussions on the supply of natural gas to the Republic of Moldova there, IPN reports.
The Commission for Exceptional Situations last week declared a state of alert in the energy sector following the difficulties faced in the negotiations on a new contract for the purchase of gas held with the Russian gas giant Gazprom. The previous contract was extended for October and Moldova now pays US$790 per 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas.
Representatives of extraparliamentary parties accuse the country’s administration of opening talks with Gazprom too late and of ignoring the political aspects in the discussions with Russia. They also rumor that the rhetoric around the absence of a new contract for the supply of gas with Russia is aimed at inducing panic in society.