Romania: Cold weather brings gas transport system close to risk state

Romania’s natural gas transport system was operating close to its risk state on Wednesday as the pressure in the pipelines was much lower than the normal parameters due to the high consumption.

The very cold weather this week has led to a spike in the natural gas and electricity consumption in Romania.

The Line Pack indicator, which shows the natural gas quantity occupying all pressurized sections of the pipeline network, went down as low as 33.24 million cubic meters on Wednesday at noon, according to data provided by the state-owned gas transporter Transgaz.

If this indicator went down under 33 million cubic meters, the system would go into a state of risk and Transgaz would have to take emergency measures to make sure the gas transport system continues to function.