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Moldova imports a trial batch of liquefied natural gas from the US

Apr 2, 2024

Moldovan energy company Energocom said on 1 April that it was importing the first test volume of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.

It is reported by Newsmaker.

According to Energocom CEO Victor Brynzar, on 1 and 2 April, Moldova will receive 14 thousand MWh of natural gas per day from the Greek port of Alexandroupolis. "This is equivalent to 2.6 million cubic meters of gas at a competitive price. We will inform citizens if we agree to continue this cooperation," he assured.


Brynzar stressed that LNG transportation is a good alternative to Russian gas.

"Gas is liquefied at low temperatures, transported by sea, and then regasified. Diversification of gas sources will help further strengthen Moldova's energy security," said the head of Energocom, recalling that the contract for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine expires at the end of 2024, and the Ukrainian authorities have previously stated that they will not negotiate its extension.

Last year, Greece's DEPA won several state tenders for gas supplies to Moldova, both for current consumption and storage. On 30 November last year, Energocom and DEPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they expressed their readiness to intensify cooperation in the field of natural gas supplies, including liquefied natural gas.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/04/2024

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