Starting from October, Turkey will supply Moldova with 2 million cubic meters of natural gas per day. This was reported by the Turkish state news agency Anadolu and Reuters.
The Moldovan authorities stated back in December 2022, amidst military actions in Ukraine, that the republic was interested in buying gas from Turkey as an “alternative” to Russian supplies, europalibera.org reports.
As Reuters notes, Turkey does not produce its own natural gas on a large volume, but has significant infrastructure for importing liquefied natural gas and is looking to become an alternative supplier, especially in smaller markets in Southeastern Europe.
Previously it was also reported that Ankara would supply 1.5 million cubic meters of gas per day to Romania’s OMW Petrom. Turkey has already announced similar agreements with Bulgaria and Hungary this year.