Romanian Government maintains situation under control in terms of natural gas supply, with the priority being ensuring household consumption, Premier Emil Boc stated at the Government headquarter on Wednesday (Jan 7) night.
"I had a meeting with Traian Basescu where we discussed and we had an exchange of information on this matter. Government has the situation under control. The priority is represented by ensuring household consumption first and then industrial consumption," Emil Boc explained.
"We have lost some seven million cubic metres representing the quantities usually coming from Russia, out of which 4.7 million cubic metres were entering through the Isaccea gas metering station in eastern Romania and 2.5 million through the Mediesu Auriu station in northern Romania. These seven million cubic metres we will cover from the domestic production and from reserves in underground tanks.
Our hope is we will be able to manage through the cold season, at least if no other special situations appear, such as temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius or problems with the system," Boc said, also adding authorities have already prepared a "backup plan."
Prime Minister also added he discussed with the Romanian President the possibility to find solutions on medium and long term both, in order Romania not to be affected in the future too by similar situation.