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Energy Security Aspects of the Republic of Moldova
Energy Security Aspects of the Republic of Moldova

Author(s): Veaceslav Berbeca
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, International relations/trade
Published by: IDIS VIITORUL Institutul pentru Dezoltare si Initiative Sociale
Keywords: energy security; energy supply;
Summary/Abstract: Ensuring the energy security of the Republic of Moldova is one of the main objectives of the authorities in Chisinau. Diversification of natural gas supply sources is considered to be one of the main tools that would contribute significantly to achieving this. Therefore, the construction of the Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline that will interconnect the gas system of the Republic of Moldova to that of Romania is seen by many as an important step to reduce the state’s dependence on the Russian Federation’s monopoly on gas supplies. The 27 August symbolic launch of the construction of the Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline with the participation of Prime Ministers of the Republic of Moldova and Romania as well as the European Commissioner for Energy coincided with the visit of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to Chisinau. Rogozin’s statements on September 2 in which he suggested that Moldova could remain without gas in winter were perceived as threats by the public in the Republic of Moldova.

  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English