Moldova considers signing long-term gas supply contract with Azerbaijan

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BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 5. Moldova plans to sign a long-term gas supply contract with Azerbaijan, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu has said, Trend reports via Moldovan media.

β€œThe government is preparing for emergencies. We are currently in talks with Romania and Azerbaijan on signing a long-term gas supply contract,” he said.

According to Spinu, Moldova is connected to the European network of transmission system operators (Entso E), which offers more opportunities, including purchasing from Romania or other EU countries, but at a price very high.

Moldova has reserves of 35 million cubic meters of gas, in winter this volume will last a maximum of ten days. However, Spinu says that this period is enough for authorities to find gas from other sources.

The supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe through the Southern Gas Corridor started on December 31, 2020. Azerbaijan exported its natural gas to the European market through gas pipelines for the first time in its history.

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is the European part of the Southern Gas Corridor, will annually supply eight billion cubic meters of gas to Italy and one billion cubic meters of gas to Greece and Bulgaria.

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