Alexey Miller and Moldova’s President Igor Dodon held talks on gas cooperation

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By Dita Sunday Emeka

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova, took place on September 2, 2019 in in Moscow.

The parties reviewed the state and prospects of cooperation concerning supplies of Russian gas to Moldovan consumers and its transit across Moldova.

Attention was also paid to the activities of Moldovagaz. It was noted that the Supervisory Board of the Moldovan-Russian company today appointed Vadim Ceban as Chairman of the Board of Moldovagaz.

In 2018, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to the Republic of Moldova totaled 2.9 billion cubic meters of gas, an increase of 8.4 per cent against 2017 (2.7 billion cubic meters). According to preliminary data, about 1.9 billion cubic meters of gas was exported between January and August 2019, which is about the same level as last year.

The contracts between Gazprom and Moldovagaz for gas supplies to and gas transit across Moldova are valid until the end of 2019.

Moldovagaz is a joint Russian-Moldovan company set up by Gazprom, the Moldovan Government, and the Ministry of Industry of Transnistria.

In 2008–2009 and 2010–2014, Vadim Ceban worked for the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, acting as a government agent and member of the Supervisory Board at Moldovagaz.

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