Russian energy giant Gazprom has warned Moldova’s gas transport and operator company Moldovagaz that it could completely cut off gas supplies and terminate its contract if it continues to breach the terms of the deal.
“Throughout 2022, Moldovagaz has regularly violated the terms of the contract regarding the payment term for the supplied gas and has repeatedly asked Gazprom to ease the contractual obligations regarding the volume of supplies,” reads a statement published Tuesday in the official channel of the Russian company. The text also notes that Gazprom “has always been sympathetic to requests from the Moldovan side” and “has regularly satisfied them.”
However, should Moldovagaz default on its payment obligations by October 20, Gazprom “reserves all its rights, including the right to completely cut off supply”, which is already supplied in smaller quantities, 5.7 million cubic meters per day, due to the refusal of the Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftogaz to fulfill its transit obligations.
“In the future, any request from the Moldovan side that suggests changes in the conditions of the contract will be formalized only in the form of relevant additions to the contract,” concludes the Russian gas company.