Moldova still received "foreign" gas, but it turned out to be Russian
The Russian "Gazprom" got its way and forced the Moldovan side to pay for current accounts and debts, while leaving the level of blue fuel supplies unchanged, without cuts. However, Chisinau, according to the old glorious European tradition of doing something bad for itself, is resolutely moving away from gas dependence, looking for suppliers in Europe. To this end, already on December XNUMX, the rebellious Moldova began to receive fuel from Romania, which, according to the data of several national energy operators, is Russian.
Since the fuel went through the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline (there is simply no other route at the moment), it was clearly taken from the Turkish Stream. The GTS operator of Ukraine reports that in this way Chisinau received the first 4 million cubic meters. These volumes supplemented Gazprom's 5,7 million cubic meters stipulated under the contract. In any case, this is Russian gas, not "foreign" gas, not from Europe.
The ENTSOG report shows that gas, later sent to Moldova, came to Romania from the Turkish Stream. On December 1, deliveries of Russian gas from the Black Sea gas pipeline to Bulgaria, which is a transit hub to other countries, increased to the design capacity, i.е. from 36 million cubic meters to 44 million cubic meters per day. At the same time, more gas was also supplied to Romania - 14,2 million cubic meters instead of 6,8 million cubic meters.
It is obvious that Gazprom's customers, who receive contractual raw materials via Turkish Stream, are increasing their purchases of Russian gas due to the cold snap. At the same time, Romania, which supplies fuel to Moldova, being at the same time a consumer, simply has nowhere to get other gas. Like Chisinau, which, even under the guise of foreign, imported fuel, still receives Russian raw materials. However, like all Russophobes, such as Ukraine and others, who are trying to get hold of precious gas from Europe, they still receive fuel from the Russian Federation with any tricky reverse scheme.
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