Ukrtransgaz PJSC proposed Moldova to use the Ukrainian gas transport system for the transportation of gas from the EU countries due to the delay in the construction of Romania-Moldova interconnectors. It is reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz company.
“Using the capabilities of the Ukrainian gas transmission system will minimize the potential risks associated with the possible interruption of natural gas transit from the Russian Federation and guarantee the security of gas supplies to Moldovan consumers,” the Ukrainian state-owned company notes.
Today, the Ukrainian gas transport system provides for the transportation of large volumes of gas to Europe at competitive prices, while Ukraine itself uses reverse gas transportation from the EU, and Moldovan suppliers can use a similar approach, Ukrtransgaz notes.
In addition, the company offered Moldova to create its own reserve of gas in Ukrainian underground storage facilities in order to ensure uninterrupted gas supplies to Moldovan consumers in the winter of 2019-2020.
The state-owned company emphasizes that the total capacity at the points of connection between Moldova and Ukraine allows transporting up to 15 million cubic meters of gas per day, and this fully covers the needs of consumers in Moldova.
Moldovan current gas contract with Gazprom expires on December 31, 2019. Last summer, the Moldovan Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Chiril Gaburici said that the new contract with the Russian company Chisinau would not be concluded until the Chisinau-Ungheni gas pipeline was built.