Moldova receives first batch of LNG from US

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The Moldovan government is stepping up procurement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to reduce dependence on Russian supplies, Minister of Energy of Moldova Victor Parlicov said, Report informs.

According to him, Moldova has already received a 2.6 million cubic meter batch of LNG from the US producer.

The gas was delivered by ship to the Alexandroupolis terminal in Greece, and then transported to Moldova via gas pipelines.

Victor Binzari, interim director of JSC Energocom, noted that it is a trial purchase from the Greek DEPA. The price of this LNG is competitive.

Chisinau is trying to reduce its dependence on Russian Gazprom. In recent months, the supply from the Russian company has decreased to 5.7 million cubic meters per day. But this volume is not enough to meet the country’s demand in the cold season.