NAER approved an annex signed by Moldovagaz and Gazprom on the extension of the contract for the purchase of gas until September 30, 2021.
This was announced by the energy regulator, noting that, in particular, on January 15, the Administrative Council of the National Agency for Energy Regulation at a regular meeting in an online format approved Appendix No. 15 dated December 31, 2020 to contract No. 1GM-07-11 dated December 29, 2006 on the purchase of natural gas, signed between the companies "Moldovagaz" and "Gazprom". As noted in NAER, according to the Law on Natural Gas, natural gas suppliers, in the framework of fulfilling state obligations, purchase natural gas at the lowest price, while ensuring the reliability of natural gas supplies to end consumers. These suppliers are required to enter into and renew contracts for the supply of natural gas within a reasonable time frame and submit them for approval to the agency at least 15 days before the expiration of the previous contracts. NAER asked Moldovagaz to strictly comply with the relevant provisions and not to exceed the deadlines established by law. According to NAER, the term of the contract between Moldovagaz and Gazprom was extended until September 30, 2021, after which the terms of the contracts signed by Moldovagaz should correspond to the “gas year”, which, in accordance with the provisions of the Code gas networks, includes the period between the first gas day in October this year and the first gas day in October next year. The NAER emphasizes that at the same time, by the end of September, the Moldovagaz company must complete the process of internal reorganization associated with the separation and certification of the operator of the natural gas transmission system Moldovatransgaz, which will determine the organization of a new contractual scheme with the gas supplier - Gazprom. The Moldovagaz company announced on December 31, 2020 that the existing contracts with Gazprom for the transit and supply of natural gas to Moldova were extended for a year. The relevant documents were approved at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the enterprise and signed in due course. // 15.01.2021 — InfoMarket.