Audit of expenses, investment at natural gas enterprises find out major deficiencies in Moldova
15:12 | 03.03.2023 Category: Political
Chisinau, 3 March /MOLDPRES/ - The parliament today took note of the report on the audit of the conformity as to the expenses and capital investments at the natural gas enterprises, which were imposed public service obligations, as well as at the related enterprises, just as they are defined in the Law on natural gas, including the ones held directly.
After four hours of hearings, during which MPs put questions to rapporteurs, the parliament adopted a decision which sees a string of actions to remedy the deficiencies identified as a result of the audit. Thus, the government will start the procedure of claiming the sum of 3.3 billion lei, at the average exchange rate from 2008, related to the reevaluation of the mixed means submitted by the Moldovan government in the social capital of the Moldovagaz stock company. More exactly, this sum is to be switched into account as Moldovagaz’ debt to the Public Property Agency.
Also, the decision sees that the cabinet should make the re-inventorying of the patrimony submitted by the government as share in the social capital of Moldovagaz and to establish the patrimony which did not participate in the diminishing of the debts to Gazprom.
Additionally, needed actions will be undertaken to suspend the right to vote of the shares of the Moldovagaz stock company, related to the patrimony withdrawn by the stockholder from Moldova’s left bank of Dniester, if the reestablishment of the Moldovagaz stock company’s control over the patrimony situated on the left bank of Dniester is not ensured in a short period.
At the same time, decision-makers will assess the work of the cabinet’s representatives in the Council of Observers and the Administrative Board of Moldovagaz.
The decision adopted today also sees the optimization of the work of gas distribution networks subordinated to Moldovagaz through ensuring the approval of the merger of those 12 distribution enterprises. Thus, the Energy Ministry will start, jointly with the Public Property Agency, the procedure of recognition/registration as state property of the gas networks without owner and their transmission to the state property.
The Finance Ministry, Economic Development and Digitalization Ministry and the National Energy Regulatory Agency, in order to diminish the trade markup of goods purchased through intermediaries, will analyze the normative framework related to the regulation of procurements in the energy sector and will propose the mechanisms necessary to ensure the carrying out of procurements directly from assets’ producers who are outside Moldova.