As of today, Moldova’s gas reserves will last until mid-January. Viktor Parlikov, Minister of Energy of Moldova, spoke about this in an interview with Newsmaker.
According to him, Chisinau is currently continuing to hold tenders for the purchase of gas in order to cover consumption until the end of April: “What is in storage and what has already been contracted will be enough until about mid-January. <…> We planned that <…> we would purchase the required volume for the whole winter. But prices have unfortunately risen above our targets in the last few weeks.”
Parlicov separately emphasized that it now remains unknown whether the Moldovan government will be able to fulfill its promise to lower the gas tariff for the population by winter. He noted that this depends on how many volumes of gas can be purchased and at what price, and did not rule out that the tariff would be lowered.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moldova’s statements that the country no longer buys gas from Russia are untrue. Read more about this in material Public News Service.
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