27 Feb 2023 16:28

Romanian parliamentary speaker discusses 3 major energy projects, including gas supply to Moldova, with Azerbaijani president

BAKU. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Marcel Ciolacu, president of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, has said he discussed three major energy projects, including natural gas supplies to Moldova, at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Monday.

"The first project concerns a contract for buying 1 billion cubic meters of gas [by Romania from Azerbaijan]. This contract will be implemented over a year's time, starting April [from April 2023 through March 2024]. I proposed that we also help Moldova under this contract, and President Aliyev supported our proposal," Ciolacu wrote on social media.

The second project envisages the delivery of liquefied gas to Romania under a partnership agreement between Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR and Romania's largest gas producer Romgaz to build two Black Sea LNG terminals, he said.

The third project implies the development of underwater cable infrastructure to deliver green electricity along the Black Sea floor via Romania. "Specialists from the Transgaz and Transelectrica companies (participating in the Romanian delegation to Baku) will discuss technical aspects with Azerbaijan today," Ciolacu said.