General Manager of Romanian natural gas transmission system operator Transgaz Ion Sterian said that the natural gas reserves made for the upcoming winter are the smallest in the last four to five years, therefore Romania will have to increase imports by some 30 % in order to enable uninterrupted supply to consumers.
Sterian said that, at the moment, gas reserves for the winter 2017-2018 are the lowest in the last few years and, given the fact that Romanian gas consumption increased by 7-8 % in the last year, the country will have to import larger volumes of natural gas than during last winter season. According to him, in the period between October 2016 and March 2017, Romanian imported some 1.7 billion cubic meters of gas, but this year’s estimated gas imports would reach 2.2 billion cubic meters.
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