President of Moldova Igor Dodon has addressed Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller asking for a gas discount for next year. Dodon informs about it in his Facebook personal account.
“I have asked Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller to provide Moldova with a 10-15% gas discount for next year. In recent years, the cost of gas for Moldova had decreased more than twice. So, the pas price should be decreased for the ultimate customer,” Dodon explains.
He says he had a meeting with Miller and they discussed “issues of Moldova-Russia energy cooperation.” Dodon notes that the relations between Gazprom and his country are guided by a contract signed by then deputy prime minister Zinaida Greceanîi in Dec 2006; the contract will be in force till 2019.
As the president notes, the gas price for Moldova is based in a special formula, in accordance with which Moldova is paying about $175 per 1,000 c m of gas, while some years ago it was paying about $400. Despite the fact that the gas price decreased more than twice in recent years, the population pays about $380 per 1,000 c m. “It is necessary to cut the gas price for the ultimate customer,” stresses Dodon.
Moldova has applied for an observer status in the EAEU, and it was proved by all the members. That is why Dodon decided to apply to the Gazprom CEO asking for a discount.
“In future, we hope to reach the gas price comparable to those in the EAEU member countries,” writes Dodon.