As of today, the authorities of the Republic of Moldova will no longer announce information about the volume of gas that our country has in stock. The announcement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Andrei Spînu, during a press conference.
“Starting today, we will not announce the volume of gas we have in stock, for security reasons. At the same time, I want to assure the citizens that Moldova is secured for 2 months,” Spînu said.
The Republic of Moldova is facing an unprecedented energy crisis. At the beginning of October, Gazprom announced that it is reducing gas supplies to the Republic of Moldova to 5.7 million cubic meters/day. The Russian concern refused to reserve additional quantities, given that winter consumption increases. The biggest consumers are Termoelectrica and CET Nord. Thermoelectricity was switched to fuel oil.
In order to deal with the crisis, Chisinau made gas reserves of 200 million cubic meters. An elementary calculation shows that the said quantity would be enough for approximately 2 months of winter, given that the annual consumption amounts to 1.2 billion cubic meters.