(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 8. Moldova hopes to
import gas from Azerbaijan, State Secretary of Moldova's Ministry
of Energy Constantin Borosan said in an exclusive interview with
He noted that until 2021, Moldova was 100 percent dependent on a
single source of natural gas, Russia.
"We no longer consume natural gas from that country. Moldova was
forced to quickly undergo a challenging process of procuring
natural gas from European markets. We had no prior experience in
this sphere. With the support of the United States, the European
Union, and Romania, we now procure natural gas from the European
market. Of course, these are short-term projects, and we would like
to establish contracts for longer periods, spanning several years.
Moldova is currently seeking such solutions. We have previously
expressed our interest in purchasing natural gas from Azerbaijan
and hope that it will be possible. As for other countries from
which we are considering gas procurement, Romania, which has its
own sources, is certainly one of them," said Borosan.
Additionally, as the state secretary highlighted, the Romanian
company ROMGAZ has signed a contract with Azerbaijan's state oil
company SOCAR for natural gas supplies.
"This contract stipulates that if necessary, ROMGAZ will supply
gas to Moldova. We also currently procure gas through the state
company Energocom within the project with the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), involving suppliers and
companies from the United States, Ukraine, Romania, Switzerland,
and the Czech Republic. The EU Energy Platform is already in place,
bringing together sellers and buyers of gas. We see clear
advantages in this platform and believe it can serve as a good tool
for Moldova and Azerbaijan in terms of long-term cooperation in the
field of natural gas," he added.
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