Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Construction of the natural gas pipeline, which will allow Moldova to receive Turkish Stream gas from the opposite direction of the Trans-Balkan corridor, is in the final stage and will be completed on December 20th, the Moldovagaz press service said in a written statement. Moldova will be able to begin gas purchases on 1 January 2020, according to the statement.
As is known, Russian gas delivered to Turkey through the Trans-Balkan corridor passes through Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Gazprom Eksport has announced plans to halt gas supplies via the Trans-Balkan pipeline from 2020, following the expiration of the gas transit agreement with Ukraine.
Moldovagaz said the work to get gas from the Trans-Balkan corridor in the opposite direction is in the final stage and that all work is focused on completing by 20 December. The statement also said the Trans-Balkan corridor will be open for Moldova from 1 January 2020.