08 June 2023,   02:42
Moldova resumes gas purchases from Russia’s Gazprom

Moldova has resumed gas purchases from Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) in March after a break of about three months, the head of public natural gas distributor Moldovagaz said, writes Reuters.

“In March of this year, on the basis of a current contract, Gazprom has been providing the supply of natural gas to the Republic of Moldova in a total volume of 176.7 million cubic metres per month, or 5.7 million cubic metres daily”, - Moldovagaz head Vadim Ceban wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Since December, Gazprom had been providing supplies only to Moldova’s Russian-backed Transdniestria separatist region, east of the Dniester river. None had gone to the part of Moldova west of the river, including capital Chisinau.

The Eastern European country, wedged between Ukraine and European Union member Romania, has been pulled between Russia and the West since gaining independence from Moscow with the collapse of the Soviet Union.