“Gazprom» reported, which continues to receive and fulfill daily requests for gas supplies from Moldovagaz. Earlier, the Ministry of Energy of Moldova announced its refusal to purchase gas from the Russian company.
Gazprom receives daily gas supply requests from the Moldovagaz company and fulfills them. Gas is supplied in transit through the Sudzha GIS,” Gazprom said in its Telegram channel.
October 2, Minister of Energy of Moldova Viktor Parlikov announcedthat the country will no longer purchase gas from Gazprom for the “territory controlled by the constitutional authorities.” Parlikov noted that Moldova managed to find an alternative source for purchasing gas on the European market, and at a lower price than that specified in the contracts with Gazprom.
In the Kremlin, commenting on the statement of the Moldovan minister, reminded Chisinau about debts to Gazprom and announced the volatility of the European spot market, the gas on which “in the end will most likely be Russian in origin.” Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov also found it difficult to answer the question of how gas supply to Transnistria will be carried out.
Earlier, Gazprom reported that Moldovagaz’s debt for gas supplied amounted to $433 million, and taking into account late payments – $709 million. On September 6, the Ministry of Energy of Moldova announced that the government of the republic, based on the results of an audit of Moldovagaz’s debt to Gazprom, considers it appropriate pay only $8.6 million out of a total debt of $709 million and proposes to Gazprom to write off the remaining amount. The Ministry of Energy did not explain why this particular amount was offered for payment.