Romania’s department of energy said that imports of gas from Russian oil giant Gazprom fell 13 percent on October 1, against the quantity expected by Transgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transmission network.
At present, Russian gas imports amount to less than 0.2 million cbm daily, while Romanian production stands at around 31 million cbm.
Razvan Nicolescu, the delegate minister of energy, said in a statement: “There is no reason for concern, we have to get used to such situations generated by Gazprom. The volumes we are importing are very small, and Romania is ready to manage this situation very well this so that the population will not suffer.”
Romania has stored around 2.8 billion cbm of gas, 1 bcm above the level required by energy regulator ANRE.
The country’s daily gas consumption amounts to 22 million cbm, while another 9 million cbm are stored.