Moldova is interested in the joint gas purchase platform,
proposed by the European Commission earlier, Prime Minister Natalia
Gavrilita said during the meeting with European People's Party MEP
Manfred Weber, Azernews reports citing TASS.
She noted that access to this platform will allow Moldova to
ramp up the process of reinforcement of the country's energy
Nowadays, Moldova experiences an energy crisis due to a price
hike for natural gas and electricity, which provoked price
increases and protests across the country. Currently, Moldova
covers the gas deficit from its reserves established last year, as
well as by purchasing fuel from other suppliers.
In October 2022, Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita paid
a visit to Azerbaijan to discuss gas supplies. In addition,
earlier, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said that
Moldova is considering the possibility of signing a long-term gas
supply contract with Azerbaijan. He noted that Moldova consumes
about 3 billion cubic meters of gas a year, and would like to sign
a contract to receive gas in the range of 1 to 3 billion cubic
meters per year.
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