Romania is approaching an 85% filling degree of its gas deposits for the cold season, which means that the country will be able to get through a normal winter only using gas from Romanian production and deposits, announced the Minister of Energy, Sebastian Burduja.
“We are approaching 85% gas storage capacity for the cold season – 570 million cubic meters more than the same period last year. This is good news because it means we will be able to get through a normal winter just using gas from Romanian production and deposits (100% independent). We also have options for a hard winter (Azerbaijan, Greece)”, the minister wrote on his Facebook page.
On the other hand, he said that the authorities will not give up the compensation-ceiling scheme for gas and electricity, which is in force until the spring of 2025.
“In this context, I said that in the winter Romanians will not shiver either from the cold or from the fear of bills. Do not be fooled by the voices that try to scare you, dear Romanians. There is no question of abandoning the compensation-ceiling scheme for gas and electricity. According to the current legislation, the scheme is in force until the spring of 2025. My objective is to pay a fair price on the bill, and for Romanian companies to be as competitive as possible,” he said.
“Bucharest needs integrated solutions. I am still waiting, since last month, for the mayor general’s response to the invitation to meet to find solutions for the payment of the debt of almost 1 billion lei that Termoenergetica (City Hall of the Capital) owes to ELCEN (Ministry of Energy). It’s time.
Finally, these days we are working for the winter plan. From the very beginning we argued that energy must be safe, cheap and as green as possible – in that order. We will successfully overcome all challenges,” Burduja emphasized.