The head of the company “Moldovagaz” Vadim Cheban responded to the ultimatum of “Gazprom” to stop pumping gas in 48 hours in case of non-payment of debts. It is reported by RIA News…
Cheban noted that the company received a notification from Gazprom. He explained that in this case we are talking about paying for consumption in October and half of the payment for November. “We have a special gap, because in October the purchase price was $ 150 in the tariff, and we bought at $ 800, we are working on this problem now,” said the head of Moldovagaz.
In addition, he stressed that the current situation was provided for by the protocol signed by Gazprom and Moldovagaz.
Earlier, Sergei Kupriyanov, a representative of the Russian energy company Gazprom, announced that an ultimatum had been issued to Moldova. The fuel producer has warned that gas pumping to the country will be stopped in 48 hours in case of non-payment of debts.
At the end of October, Gazprom signed a contract with Moldova, subject to 100% payment of current payments for gas. The next payment deadline came on November 22, in connection with which the company issued a warning to the government of the country.
Under the new contract, Gazprom will supply gas to Moldova for five years, starting November 1. The parties agreed to audit the debt of the Moldovan-Russian energy company Moldovagaz to Gazprom no later than May 1, 2022. Recently, Gazprom and Moldova also entered into a “skeletal” agreement on debt repayment. The document includes an approximate timetable, according to which the debt must be repaid within five years.
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