Romania's supply with gas imported from Russia will not be affected by the problem existing between Kiev and Moscow, Romanian Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Ogryzko in a telephone conversation on Saturday.
According to a press release issued by the Romanian Foreign Ministry, Ogryzko assured Diaconescu that Romania would have to bear no consequences following this situation. He said he wanted Romania's support for a European mission to come to Kiev in order to evaluate the problem of gas supply.
"It is quite normal for the pledges existing as regards the supply of gas should be fulfilled. Romania must not suffer at all because of the misunderstanding between Ukraine and Russia," said Diaconescu after the telephone conversation.
Romania has no problems with the natural gas supply, said earlier Minister of Economy Adriean Videanu after a meeting on Saturday with officials in charge.
"We have both reserves being exploited and stored by Romgaz, so that we have absolutely no problem," said Marius Stroia, manager of the commercial delivery head office of Transgaz, the technical operator of the country's natural gas transmission system.
According to Transgaz, Romania's total demand for natural gas in January is estimated at 19.4 million MWH, 78.12 percent of which is to come from the domestic output and 21.88 percent from imports.