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Government in talks to identify solutions, ensure gas delivery - deputy premier says

10:42 | 23.11.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 23 November / MOLDPRES /- Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, announced today that on 22 November  a meeting of the Moldovagaz Observatory Council was held at the request of Gazprom. Topic of discussion was the current debt accumulated by Moldovagaz for October and advance for November.

"These amounts were to be paid by November 20. This gas payment formula is part of the basic contract between Moldovagaz and Gazprom and is not a new conditionality ", writes Spînu.

According to the deputy prime minister, after the meeting of the Council of Observers, Moldovagaz received notification of payment of the debt within 48 hours. "At the moment, this debt is 74,278,446.91 dollars. The debt was created due to the purchase of gas in October at a price of over 790 USD / thousand cubic meters, and the gas tariff applied for October did not cover the difference. So far, Moldovagaz has not found a commercial solution to pay off this current debt. After the application of the modified tariff, from November, Moldovagaz is obliged to pay in full the gas consumption for Gazprom ", the official said.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development received today the Moldovagaz approach regarding the created situation. The government is in talks to identify solutions and guarantee the delivery of gas for the citizens of our country, summed up Andrei Spinu.

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