Moldovagaz has requested a Russian giant Gazprom to grant a one-year extension for the audit of the historical debt accumulated for natural gas consumption.
This was announced by Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development Andrei Spinu. According to the protocol signed on October 29, 2021 in St. Petersburg, the audit was to be done by May 1, 2022, tv8.md reports.
“We have asked for a one-year deadline, but no official answer have been sent. We know that Moldovagaz received an answer confirming the volumes for May, but there were no comments on the audit,” the Minister said at a press conference.
Spinu reminded that the contract was signed for five years, and by the 20th day of each month Moldovagaz and Gazprom confirm the volume of gas for the next month.
“Otherwise, we have reserves which would provide us with gas in summer for a period of three weeks up to a month, depending on consumption,” Spinu said.
Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said that since the actions of the Russian concern are completely unpredictable, the government is seriously gearing up for purchasing gas from alternative sources.