Poland once again won a tender for the supply of gas to Moldova
Polish oil and gas company PGNiG and Swiss company DXT Commodities has won the tender to supply 1.5 million cubic meters of natural gas to Moldova, the Public Property Agency of the Government of Moldova reports, Angi writes.
Under the terms of the tender, gas can be supplied through the following checkpoints: Oleksiivka (Ukraine), Todiresti (Romania), Togatino (Moldova), Causeni (Moldova).
Earlier, the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG and the Dutch company Vitol won similar tenders for the supply of 1 million cubic meters of gas.
According to the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița, these are trial purchases, which will balance the pressure in the republic's gas transmission network. The cost of the contracts was not disclosed, but the Prime Minister mentioned that gas was purchased at market prices.
On October 22, a state of emergency was declared in Moldova due to critical gas prices. The country cannot agree with the Russian Gazprom on the price for the supply of natural gas.
The Prime Minister of Moldova said that the country would continue negotiations with Gazprom on a new gas supply contract.
On October 25, an official representative of Gazprom said that the company could completely stop gas supplies to the country if Chisinau did not pay off the debt and sign a new contract from December 1.
On October 25, the Moldovan government, for the first time in 30 years, bought natural gas, not from the Russian Gazprom but signed a contract for the supply of 1 million cubic meters of gas with a Polish state-owned company.
Europe said it would help Moldova solve the gas crisis.
Moldova continued to buy gas from European companies and signed another supply contract with a Dutch company.
One of the European publications reported that Gazprom offered Moldova a new gas deal in exchange for weakening ties with the EU.
The European Commission has allocated €60 million to Moldova to overcome the crisis that has arisen in the country due to the gas shortage and difficult negotiations with Gazprom.
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