The infrastructure needed to deliver natural gas from Romania to the industrialised and populated region of Chisinau, namely the interconnector and Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline, was completed and operated by a Moldovan division of Romania’s Transgaz.
Last week, the energy regulator in Moldova approved the transport fees for Vestmoldtransgaz (Transgaz’ subsidiary), removing the last obstacle, save for the price, for the exports of gas from Romania.
However, in separate news, Transgaz launched an auction to import natural gas at almost «any price» to prevent disruptions during the winter season, according to Economedia.ro.
Moldova already faced such problems last week, after Gazprom cut the supplies by one 3rd as part of the ongoing negotiations with the pro-EU authorities in Chisinau.
Author: Iulian Ernst