Romania increases gas production amid the Ukrainian crisis

The Romanian government has asked the two largest local gas producers – Petrom and Romgaz – to avoid maintenance work for a while lest it affects domestic gas production amid growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which could impact on the gas transit to Europe, energy minister Razvan Nicolescu said.

“As far as we are concerned, we are ready to cope with any situation. We had discussions on Monday with the main Romanian gas producers, namely Romgaz and Petrom. I forwarded the request of the government to try to postpone and avoid any sort of maintenance work, which is not absolutely necessary and that could somehow affect the productions in the weeks to come. We are at a consumption level below the production one and we have moved on to the storage phase. So we are prepared to face any sort of situation”, the minister said as quoted by the state news wire Agerpres.

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