In 2015, the Russian Federation and Moldova hope to start conversations about the contract for production and delivery of gas from Russia for three to five years, said Vice-Premier, Minister of economy of Moldova Andrian CANDU.
" We agreed as long as on the renewal of gas supplies from Russia for another year, until 31 December 2015. But according to the results of the talks in Chisinau with Gazprom management We decided that after the New year we will begin to talk about the contract for three to five years, " said Kanda, RIA " Novosti ". He showed that Moldova without Transnistria consumes each year 1, 2-1, 5 billion cubic meters of gas. CANDU also said that Moldova under the end of this year or early next year will represent Gazprom debt repayment schedule for gas." we currently have about $ 400 million of debt. We have already discovered the formula for resolution of the issue, " said Kanda. Mid-term contract Gazprom and Moldovagaz " on the production and delivery of gas to Moldova from the very beginning expired back in 2011, since then every year has been extended. Last week, the organization signed an Addendum to the contract for 2015, according to which the cost of supplies will be reduced to 332 USD per thousand cubic meters (with an estimated $ 370), and the volume of deliveries will remain at the level in 2014 - almost 3 billion cubic meters. First Thursday CANDU said that the Moldovan government considers it possible that in the winter have the opportunity to fail in gas supplies from Russia via Ukraine. Remember, the 1st of October it was announced that Romania had made a proposal Moldova gas at a price 20% lower than Gazprom. Conversations about this have occurred with 2 Romanian companies. However, in June authorized the Romanian government Mircea joana explaining the construction of the Iasi - Ungheni gas pipeline, said that Romania will not be able to provide the independence of Moldova on gas from Russia. At the end of the previous Moldova initialed the Association agreement with the EU at the conference " Eastern partnership " in Vilnius. Russia has warned Moldova on economic risks, which are able to occur in this state in the case of integration with the European Union.