7 Jul 2022 19:19

Gazprom hasn't responded to proposal to improve contract terms - Moldovan authorities

CHISINAU. July 7 (Interfax) - Moldovagaz expects a response to its request to improve the terms of its current gas contract from representatives of Gazprom, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Andrei Spinu said.

"Moldovagaz management board chairman Vadim Ceban held discussions with Gazprom's management at the beginning of July, including with [Gazprom CEO] Alexei Miller, on certain points that would improve the terms of the current contract. But we haven't received a response so far," Spinu said in parliament on Thursday when presenting a draft loan agreement between Moldova and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for 300 million euros to create gas reserves.

Moldovagaz has requested several times that Gazprom ensure additional supplies for the creation of gas reserves, but no response has been received, he said.

In line with the current contract signed at the end of October 2021, Moldova and Transdniestria together receive 3.2-3.3 billion cubic meters of gas from Gazprom per year. The needs of the right bank of Moldova amount to 1.1 bcm per year without taking Transdniestria into account.