For the first time in 30 years of independence, Moldova has purchased natural gas from an alternative supplier, not from Russia, and supplies will be made through Ukraine.

This was reported in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova.

“Today, for the first time in the country’s history, the government of the Republic of Moldova has bought natural gas from an alternative source. Moldovan state-owned company Energocom has signed a contract with the Polish company PGNiG for one million cubic meters of natural gas,” the Foreign Ministry said.

It is noted that for thirty years of its existence, Moldova had been buying gas only from the Russian supplier Gazprom.

7 participants took part in the Energocom open competition. PGNiG won the tender.

Starting from 6.00 on October 26, gas will flow to Moldova during the day through the Oleksiyivka gas station. This is a Ukrainian gas metering point on the Moldovan border in the Chernivtsi region.

“In order to maintain gas pressure at an acceptable level and ensure the country’s energy security, Energocom bought gas at the market price and at the lowest price offered during the auction,” the Moldovan Foreign Ministry said.