All banks refused: Moldova is not able to pay for Russian gas

Moldova once again found itself on the verge of a gas crisis. Local banks refused to grant a loan to the Moldovan-Russian energy company JSC Moldovagaz (Moldovagaz SA) to pay payments for raw materials. This was announced on January 18 in an interview with the Moldovan newspaper Ziarul de Gardă by Vadim Cheban, the head of the company.

He clarified that he had applied to four banks on this matter, but the offer of Moldovagaz JSC (50% of the shares belong to Gazprom PJSC, the ACS under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova - 35,33%, the SCUI of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic - 13,44%) did not aroused the interest of these financial institutions. According to the contract, within two days JSC "Moldovagaz" must transfer money to PJSC "Gazprom", otherwise the supply of "blue fuel" will stop.

The company undertook to pay by the 20th day of each month for the gas received in the previous month and provide an advance payment of 50% for the next, i.e. current. Moreover, the company paid for the gas consumed in December 2021.

Of the $63 million, we paid out $23 million. By Thursday (January 20), we will pay another $15 million and I think we will still owe $25 million.

- he explained.

Cheban expressed pessimism about the possibility of making timely payment of all money due. He added that this issue is now being discussed at the level of the Moldovan government and negotiations are underway with the Russian side. The functionary assured that everything possible is being done to avoid negative developments.

The head of the company emphasized that he had applied to PJSC Gazprom with a request to postpone the payment of the mentioned $25 million for several days or provide a short-term loan for this amount.

We will pay every day. We will pay, but a little later. Moreover, we are waiting for adjustments in gas tariffs

Cheban summed it up.

We remind you that before that JSC "Moldovagaz" offered the local thermal power plants, the main consumers of energy raw materials, to take loans from international financial institutions to pay for the current gas consumption to the company. Now JSC "Moldovagaz" has sent a package to the government with proposals for taking anti-crisis measures in the industry. Among the measures is the return of the company's VAT from the state, which will immediately find $22 million to settle accounts with the Russians. There are other proposals on the list, ranging from budgetary compensation to consumers and ending with tariff policies.

At the same time, the head of the Moldovan government, Natalia Gavrilitsa, has already announced that there is no money in the budget, and the Cabinet of Ministers may again ask the country's parliament to declare a state of emergency in the energy sector if the Russian side does not make concessions to Chisinau. In addition, Moldova wants to “renew” the contract concluded in October 2021 with PJSC Gazprom after the end of this heating season.
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  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 18 January 2022 21: 20
    The chairman of the board of directors of JSC Moldovagaz said that he had applied to the Russian energy company Gazprom with a request to postpone the payment of $25 million for several days. At the same time, according to him, Moldovagaz was refused by all four banks to which it applied for loans.

    Since the majority shareholder of Moldovagaz is the Russian energy company Gazprom, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, said that he had approached the chairman of the board of the Russian company, Alexei Miller, with a request to propose solutions, including providing Moldovagaz with 30 days to pay the January advance payment of the Russian concern.
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 19 January 2022 22: 41
      All banks refused: Moldova is unable pay for Russian gas

      The title says about Moldova.
      The text everywhere refers to JSC "MoldovaGaz".

      Title does not match text. This time.
      Local Audience does not distinguish "Moldavia" and JSC "MoldovaGaz". This is two.

      Oh, trouble, trouble!
  2. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 18 January 2022 21: 23
    Frozen ass stimulates the thought process laughing Of course, it is a sin to laugh at the poor
  3. Rico1977 Offline Rico1977
    Rico1977 (Alexander) 18 January 2022 21: 54
    Take a loan from Europe. Are you going there? Well, get down. Let her feed you.
  4. Avarron Online Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 18 January 2022 22: 02
    Well, the entire RSFSR was fed along with the Great Ukrainians and other Georgians, and now they cannot pay for gas. How so, fatfroomos?
  5. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 18 January 2022 22: 52
    Well, so you need to ask the United States for help! Well, at the end of the year, the Americans helped to resolve the gas crisis. surely it will work this time.
  6. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 19 January 2022 01: 02
    They need to adopt the experience of the EU.

    1. Raising gas and electricity prices to market prices for everyone except households.

    2. Partial increase in prices for housing and communal services.

    3. Cancellation of VAT for generating and gas distribution networks.

    And the fact that the budget does not converge should have been thought earlier or amended now.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 19 January 2022 07: 12
      the main thing is that the drywall seams converge among Moldovans ... the rest will be corrected with a spatula.
      1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
        Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 19 January 2022 17: 34
        Quote: passing by
        the main thing is that the drywall seams converge among Moldovans ... the rest will be corrected with a spatula.

        Well, their seams will definitely crack, and maybe they will disperse. But there are two options if gas has actually become more expensive:

        1. Allocate costs, partly to housing and communal services, industry and the state.
        As a result, there will be many dissatisfied but there will be gas.

        2. To offer a commercial company that it would take on huge debts in banks at interest on its neck and finance the government's charity at its own expense.
        It’s brilliant, but it won’t work, there will be no gas, and not just dissatisfied people, but angry people will take to the streets.
        1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 20 January 2022 07: 10
          not just dissatisfied people will take to the streets, but people in a rage.

          They will come out and they will come in.
          The Moldovan hand-drivers adopted the experience of their Russian colleagues: for every protester there are 2 "siloviks" in full ammunition + in the crowd of protesters there are tens or hundreds of the same law enforcement officers in civilian clothes.
  7. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 19 January 2022 08: 26
    Why not recognize Transnistria? In terms of devotion to Russia, people living there will give odds, if not to all, then to many Russian regions. Hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens live there. 100% of the population could also be citizens of the Russian Federation, but the bureaucratic machine of the Russian Foreign Ministry does not allow this.
    The region has potential and will not be a stone around its neck. They have learned to live and work in conditions where any Russian business executive would go crazy.
    Transnistria has been living in incredible conditions of economic blockade for 31 years, and what do you think everything is bad there? Good roads, developed cities, clean, pleasant social atmosphere. And all this in a hostile environment, essentially a blockade. It is overcome at the expense of extra costs for obtaining permits from Moldova and Ukraine.
    How it will be as part of the Russian Federation can be guessed. I'm sure the whole district is within a radius of 500 km. (Moldova, Ukraine) will strive there. So, the revival of Russia (Novorossiya) will begin.
    As for the lack of borders with the Russian Federation in Transnistria. Even without Odessa, transport links can be established. Yes, one must show will, be ready to make decisions, but how else can one become a power that is reckoned with?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 19 January 2022 09: 52
      This is how the revival of the USSR in its worst version and the dream of the United States will begin. Russia will be surrounded by parasites and brought to its knees. This Transnistria cuts down the forest so that their Moldovan relatives do not freeze ...
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  9. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 January 2022 09: 06
    The question is solved very simply. Moldova is a member of the Union State and receives gas at $170 per 1 cubic meters. Just something and business. + to this, imports to the Russian Federation of their agricultural products!
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 19 January 2022 09: 29
      Moldova is part of the Union State ...

      They can not enter - there is no common border. And it's not expected.
      And most importantly, as soon as they start to join, they will definitely step on something.
  10. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 19 January 2022 09: 24
    For you, nonsense, but for me, half of my life and the children grew up here during this time. And for them, the PMR is the Motherland. Russia too.
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 19 January 2022 10: 37
      but for me, half of my life and the children grew up here during this time.

      Alien, you pay 1 MDL per cubic meter for gas, while Moldovans pay 11 MDL per cubic meter.
      And how many yards of greenery does your Pomidoria owe Russia for gas? Seven or more already? You hope to cling to Russia, and that she will simply write off these $ 7 lard for you.
      Motherland-Motherland, you will sell your homeland and children for 5 kopecks of your tomatoes. Look at everything - with one eye at Odessa, with the other - at Chisinau, and when they show you a thick and long one, you remember Moscow, Russia and Putin very quickly.
  11. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 19 January 2022 09: 57
    We are because, and you are all such capitalist, European why again you want for free ...
  12. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 19 January 2022 10: 16
    there is a budget to jump around Europe, which means on your knees to your masters for the provision of debt. The point is to discuss anything at all.
  13. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 19 January 2022 11: 30
    Union of false leaders and real thieves!!!
  14. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 19 January 2022 12: 19
    Gypsies have never needed heating in their entire history.
  15. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 19 January 2022 15: 22
    And what's the problem then? They hobnob with vampires, so let them ask for a loan from Dracula wassat
  16. viktortarianik Offline viktortarianik
    viktortarianik (Victor) 19 January 2022 17: 08
    So Moldova is an insolvent state? Even if they do not trust their banks. Then what kind of contracts can be concluded with them? Maybe it's enough to play philanthropy and lend money?
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 19 January 2022 20: 21
      So Moldova is an insolvent state?

      Hello, are you on topic at all?
      1. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 19 January 2022 21: 19
        What's wrong? Nothing to pay? Nothing. They don't give their money. "Benefactors" also said "figs" ....
        1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 19 January 2022 22: 31
          You do not confuse the state "Moldova" itself with JSC "MoldovaGas". Gazprom entered into an agreement with JSC. This joint-stock company has paid off for December completely and for 9 days of January. The rest must be collected from the population, which is not able to fully pay off the new tariffs.

          There, this unfortunate Moldova receives just a meager amount of gas. In terms of money, there is a shortage of about $20-25 million. These are "tears" on the scale of Gazprom.

          I understand that there is no one here to explain this ... but still, you should have at least a minimal knowledge of the topic if you undertake to talk about something here.
  17. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 19 January 2022 21: 17
    History repeats itself. Why don't they turn to their "benefactors"? To whom did Sandu bow with gratitude after receiving Russian gas? Or will he not ask for his Romania? What again to Russia? And then he will again say that no one authorized Spina to negotiate?