Moldovan Prime Minister: Negotiations with Gazprom were played like a brutal game on the Russian side


Chisinau's negotiations with PJSC Gazprom, which ended with the signing of a gas contract and took place amid an energy crisis, were extremely difficult due to Moscow's position. This was announced on the air of the Moldovan channel Jurnal TV by the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilitsa.


It was a cruel game on the part of the Russian Federation in conditions when Moldova had few alternatives, as well as in the context of abnormally high prices on the international market.

- said the head of the Moldovan government, answering the question whether Moscow's position can be considered blackmail.

Gavrilitsa stressed that she will make every effort to create alternative sources of "blue fuel" in Moldova. She expects that in the future her country will be able to negotiate with dignity on the conclusion or extension of gas contracts.

We remind you that JSC "Moldovagaz" began negotiations with PJSC "Gazprom" on the supply of energy raw materials in the summer of 2020, but the discussion of the parties dragged on. Until October 1, 2021, Chisinau bought gas under a contract signed in 2008, where the price of "blue fuel" was formed depending on the cost of oil on world trading floors. The main obstacles were the “fair price” that Chisinau wanted to achieve, as well as the accumulated debts of Moldova for previous supplies.

On September 30, the parties extended the existing agreement for one month. But the cost of gas was $ 790 per 1 cubic meters. m in accordance with market prices (before that Moldova received "blue raw materials" for about $ 200 per 1 cubic meters). On October 6, JSC "Moldovagaz" notified that gas consumption in the country exceeds supplies from the Russian Federation and may affect the supply of electricity.

On October 22, the Moldovan parliament introduced a state of emergency in the country and Chisinau began to hold tenders for the purchase of gas from alternative suppliers. On October 29, PJSC Gazprom and JSC Moldovagaz came to an agreement and signed a new contract for the supply of gas for a period of five years, starting from November 1. In November, the cost of gas for Moldova will be $ 450 per 1 cubic meters. In addition, the parties agreed to conduct an audit of the Moldovan debt for the energy raw materials supplied by the Russians in 2022.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 4 November 2021 14: 31
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    Ugly Gazprom demanded money for gas? This is inhuman.
    1. Bakht Online Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 November 2021 14: 37
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      GazProm showed particular cynicism when it entered into an agreement with a price twice lower than the market price. Where is Stockholm Arbitration? Where is the European Commission? Where are the EU gas directives?
      The price is not marketable !!!!

      Gavrilitsa stressed that she will make every effort to create alternative sources of "blue fuel" in Moldova

      We wish her every success.
  2. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 4 November 2021 17: 21
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    It was cruel a game on the part of the Russian Federation in conditions when Moldova had few alternatives, as well as in the context of abnormally high prices on the international market.

    1) Gavrilka - she is Moldovan, so she does not distinguish between the words "tough" and "cruel". I believe that the position was exactly hard.

    2) I do not think that everything is very scary for Moldovans here: there is a very tricky formula for calculating the price of gas, and neither the local "observers" nor commentators can enter this formula and have not even tried to do it.

    3) According to the accepted calculation formula, it may happen that in the summer the Moldovans will pay more than in the winter.
    1. Miffer Offline Miffer
      Miffer (Sam Miffers) 4 November 2021 21: 55
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      Now no one in Moldova is going to pay Gazprom for gas.

      One steppe Reporter "on behalf of and on behalf of all Moldovans" has already noted :)).
  3. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 4 November 2021 21: 44
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    Consider that you have presented gas. Now no one in Moldova is going to pay Gazprom for gas.
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