Moldova enters state of alert over natural gas shortage as Chișinău looks to sign new long-term contract with Russia’s Gazprom

Moldova enters state of alert over natural gas shortage as Chișinău looks to sign new long-term contract with Russia’s Gazprom

On Wednesday, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Spinu revealed that Moldova wants to make deals with Romania, Ukraine and Russia as a means to battle the current crisis, which is seeing consumption overtake imports. Further adding to the problem is Moldova’s lack of gas deposits, meaning it needs to import all of the gas it needs.

Moldova and Gazprom are yet to extend their agreement due to the proposed price of $790 per 1,000 cubic meters, seen by Chișinău as too expensive. The current contract, which sees gas prices at $200 per 1,000 cubic meters, expired at the end of September. A temporary one-month extension, at the higher spot price, has been agreed upon while negotiations continue.

As well as increasing the price, Moldova has also accused Russia of cutting supply by around a third.

The shortage comes as Europe struggles with inflated gas prices, mainly caused by exploding global demand. Gazprom has also been reluctant to provide additional gas to Europe through the spot market, instead preferring to sign long-term contracts.

In the European Union, some politicians have accused Moscow of artificially keeping the gas supply low as a means to drive up prices. This has been denied on multiple occasions by the Kremlin. However, on Friday, European Commission executive vice-president Frans Timmermans revealed that there is no evidence that Russia is manipulating the market, putting the blame on skyrocketing demand.

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Source: www.rt.com

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