Romania’s gas storage facilities are about 87% full, says PM Nicolae Ciuca. He also says Romania can support Moldova in this respect in case the Russian Gazprom halts deliveries to this country. Nicolae Ciuca: ”If we sign contracts for the winter season, to keep a balance in the system and secure the quantities needed for the cold days, we can do this. If Gazprom suspends deliveries right now, they do have a problem, but we can deliver to the Republic of Moldova a maximum quantity of five million cubic meters per day. “
A few days ago, the Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria (IGB) was inaugurated, helping countries in the region be energetically independent from Moscow. Attending the event that marked the end of the IGB construction, a key route to carry gas from the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline and Greece to Bulgaria and neighbouring countries, were political leaders from the countries benefitting the project. Representing Romania was PM Nicolae Ciuca. The natural gas from Azerbaijan reaches Greece and Bulgaria and in the future will also reach Romania.
The interconnector shows the efforts Romania has made to find new energy sources and new natural gas transport networks, so as the BRUA project, perfected by Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria becomes functional. Nicolae Ciuca: “This interconnector shows the value of the BRUA project and allows us to support the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine through the gas quantities that can be transported through this pipeline.”
The EU is supporting the Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria for which it has allotted 200 million euros.
(Mihai Pelin, Radio Romania International)