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Sterian: Gas imports into Romania are not affected; we can ensure the country’s consumption from domestic production

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Although Gazprom has stopped gas supplies to Plonia and Bulgaria, Romania’s gas imports are normal, and our country can provide the necessary consumption for domestic production during this period, Ion Sterian, General Manager of Transgaz, told Agerpres.

“In recent days, during Easter, Romania’s gas consumption was of 13-14 million cubic meters per day, very low, and Romgaz was forced to close certain wells and reduce its production, due to low demand. For today (Wednesday), consumption is estimated at 19.5 million cubic meters,” Sterian said.

Gas imports on Wednesday stood at 3.5 million cubic meters (3.2 million cubic meters via Hungary and 300,000 cubic meters via Negru Voda), the same level as in previous days.

“Romania can ensure all its gas consumption from domestic production during this period. Consumption is no more than 20-21 million cubic meters per day, and production can reach 23 million cubic meters. It is important to bring gas from imports from other sources to fill the depots, so that in the autumn, at the beginning of the cold season, we have 3.2 billion cubic meters in warehouses,” Sterian added.

According to him, there are currently 640 million cubic meters in gas deposits in Romania, 230 million cubic meters more than in the same period of last year.

“Our rescue is the BRUA pipeline, which is functional and helps us have security of supply and ensure the transit of gas in the region, including reverse flow (in both directions), also obtaining revenues from transit fees,” he said.

Gazprom announced on Wednesday that it had completely cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria in the absence of payments in rubles by the two countries for fuel supplies, Reuters reports.

The supply will be stopped until payments are made, Gazprom said.

Autor: Energynomics

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