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Moldova eyes TurkStream over fear of Ukraine disruption

Moldova wants to be connected to Gazprom’s planned TurkStream pipeline to hedge against possible interruptions to gas supplies through Ukraine this winter Moldova wants to be connected to Gazprom’s planned TurkStream pipeline to hedge against possible interruptions to gas supplies through Ukraine this winter.
By Anna Gumbau 12 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34578
Moldovan President Igor Dodon (left) with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their meeting in the Kremlin. (Kremlin)

Moldova agreed a new price for its gas supplies from Russia this week as the potential disruption to supplies via the Ukrainian route pushes Moscow and Chisinau to consider other delivery options.

Following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 7 September, Moldovan President Igor Dodon announced the two sides had agreed a discount on Russian gas supplies to Moldova from 1 October. Moldova buys gas indexed to global oil prices – giving a current price of $240 per...