Moldovagaz receives notification from Gazprom, working on debt repayment – Business & Economy

CHISINAU, November 22. / TASS /. The Moldovagaz company has received a notification from Gazprom regarding the possible interruption of gas supply for non-payment and is considering how to resolve the debt problem, the company’s CEO Vadim Cheban told Monday. TASS.

“We have received a notification from Gazprom and are working on a solution to repay the debt. Today this was discussed at a supervisory board meeting,” Cheban said.

According to him, these are payments for gas consumption in October and the first part of November.

Earlier on Monday, Gazprom spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov said Moldova was not paying for its gas on time. He said the gas giant had notified Moldova of the possible interruption of gas supplies within 48 hours.

In October, Gazprom and Moldovagaz extended their gas supply contract for five years. After the talks, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure of Moldova Andrei Spinu said that the new gas price for the republic in November will be $ 450 per 1,000 cubic meters and will vary depending on the market situation.

Before signing a contract with Gazprom, Moldova repeatedly bought small volumes of gas from Ukraine, Poland and the Netherlands. The price of these purchases, according to Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa, was around $ 1,000 for 1,000 cubic meters.

Tana T. Thorsen