"I contacted the Gazprom representative in Romania, who said that the current situation is not caused by the Russian energy company. They will come back with details today (on Tuesday). I want to meet with Gazprom representatives," said Videanu.
An Emergency Response Committee will convene at the Ministry of Economy on Tuesday (Jan 6) at 4:00 p.m., to analyze the situation.
Romania imports natural gas from Russia through two entry points – Isaccea 2 and Mediesul Aurit (north). Previous to the outbreak of the gas crisis, Romania was importing from Russia some 10 million cubic metres a day.
The gas pipeline that also supplies Western Europe transits Ukraine, but the Russian authorities had announced that European states will not be affected by a prospective cutoff of deliveries to Ukraine. Russia provides about one quarter if Europe's necessary gas supply.