Moldova is interested in continuing gas transit between Ukraine and Russia

The Moldovan government fears that Russia and Ukraine will not reach an agreement on gas transit. This was stated by Prime Minister Maia Sandu, BusinessCensor reports.

According to the head of the Moldovan government, “in this case, there is a possibility that Moldova will not be able to receive Russian gas after January 1, 2020”.

“We have some technical solutions. One of them is to purchase and store gas in Ukraine, but the storage volumes that Ukraine can offer are not enough to provide gas to the entire territory of Moldova”, Sandu said.

She noted that the construction of the Iasi-Chisinau gas pipeline “should be completed before the end of the year in Moldova, and by March 2020 in Romania”, so this winter we should not lot upon deliveries.

“This option will not work in the upcoming heating season. But we are looking for alternative ways not to be left without gas in winter. The government is actively working in this direction”, said Sandu.

It was previously reported that Moldova had received a gas discount from Russia before the election. From October 1, Moldova will buy Russian gas by $15 cheaper.

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