If Moldova does not get Russian gas due to termination of Russian-Ukraine contract on transit, Chișinău is ready to purchase reverse gas from Kyiv, as Prime Minister of Moldova Maia Sandu has said during hearings in the EP Committee for Foreign Affairs in Brussels, Ukrinform reports.
“Gas supplies is a technical problem, but it’s also an economic one. We are buying gas from Russian Gazprom at a price at which we could buy it from Ukraine, which gets it through a reverse system,” Sandu said.
She has noted that if Russia does not prolong contract on gas transit through Ukraine till the end of the next year, this will create economic problems for Moldova.
At the same time, Moldova’s government is working with Romanian authorities on the implementation of Iași - Chișinău gas pipeline project, but this will not be completed soon.
Chișinău is also working on the project on the interaction of national electricity networks and energy companies with the EU system through Romania, but this requires time.
According to Sandu, Moldova intends to create an alternative with energy within the next five years.