Moldova to buy US-origin LNG from Greece for consumers

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Moldova's domestic gas supplier Energocom said it will supply its consumers with test volumes of US-origin liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time on Monday and Tuesday. Moldova relied almost exclusively on Russian gas under a deal with state-controlled Gazprom but stepped up diversification efforts following Moscow's full-scale invasion of neighbouring Ukraine two years ago.

Energocom said in a statement that it will buy LNG from the Alexandroupolis floating terminal in cooperation with Greek state-controlled company DEPA Commercial.

"On Monday and Tuesday, we will purchase 14,000 MWh of natural gas each day at the port of Alexandroupolis. There are about 28,000 MWh in total, which is equivalent to 2.6 million cubic metres of gas," Victor Binzar, Energocom's acting director, was quoted as saying.

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