Romania seeks explanations from Gazprom and Ukraine for gas supply cutoff
"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.