Republic of Moldova, Romania: Iasi-Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline and gas interconnector, skeduled to be completed for the end of 2018

Moldovan MP Filip said: “I hope the Iasi – Ungheni – Chisinau gas pipeline will be completed by the end of 2018”

Prime Minister Pavel Filip expressed hopes on Friday that the Iasi – Ungheni – Chisinau gas pipeline will be completed by the end of 2018.

Investments in the gas pipeline connecting Romania to the Republic of Moldova were discussed on the occasion of a meeting between Pavel Filip and his Romanian counterpart Mihai Tudose.

“This is about independence and security, more precisely the energy security of the Republic of Moldova.”

One option being explored to relieve Moldova’s reliance on Russia and Transdniester is the gas interconnector with Romania, although that system is not currently able to come close to meeting Moldova’s needs.

The European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the European Investment Bank are providing about $105 million in financing for a gas pipeline from Romania to Chisinau in hopes of increasing capacity to get gas from Romania.

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