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Tariffs for gas for inhabitants of Moldova remain former

According to Minister of Economics Valery Lazera, in the third quarter « Gazprom » can declare for Moldova higher price for gas (in connection with a rise in prices for oil products in the international market). But consumers can avoid increase of tariffs, « as operating tariffs have been calculated taking into account an exchange rate in 12,4 leja for 1 US dollar, however pour has become stronger, and the course makes now nearby 11,5 leja for 1 dollar ».

- a leah tariffs for end users &ndash Will be raised; will solve NARE. It seems to me that they should remain at current level , - the minister has added.

we Will notice that the price for delivery of natural gas to Moldova in the second quarter of this year makes 316 dollars for one thousand cubic metre. The average tariff for end users makes 4599 leev for one thousand cubic metre.


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gas is not pleasant? Obtain compensation!

« Moldova - gas » will pay losses to consumers in case of non-observance of quality of delivered services. It provides decision NARE from June, 9th. Indemnifications will be paid under the statement of consumers. It is possible to complain of excess of limiting duration of disconnect of gas (indemnification in 20 leev in each hour of supernorm). Or on infringement fiziko - chemical characteristics and/ or pressure parametres.

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the Minimal requirements to quality of services in transfer and distribution of natural gas

the National agency on regulation in power (ANRE) has established the minimal requirements to quality of services in transfer and distribution of natural gas and the sanction for their non-observance by the operator of a network (the operator passing and/ or distributive networks). These requirements contain in Position about merit figures of services in transfer and distribution of natural gas which has been confirmed on June, 9th, 2011 at public session of Administrative advice ANRE. The document will come into force after publication in « Monitorul Oficial ».  

Position is developed for the first time ANRE with a view of maintenance of the rights of consumers of natural gas on qualitative services and reception of indemnifications in cases of non-observance by operators of passing and distributive networks of the established parametres of quality. The document establishes limiting duration of the planned and not planned breaks in delivery of natural gas, parametres of quality and a mode of deliveries of natural gas, terms of delivery of the permission to connection, connections to a network and repeated connection of installation of the consumer, and also indemnification for the consumers injured with non-observance of these requirements.

If duration of the planned or not planned disconnect exceeds the limiting duration established by Position, the operator is obliged to pay for each hour exceeding corresponding duration of a break, indemnification at a rate of 20 leev for household consumers and 200 leev for not household consumers. If the operator informs consumers on the planned or not planned breaks less than in 95 % of the registered cases, ANRE will lower the tariff for services in transfer and distribution of natural gas to 0,1 %. The same sanction will be applied and in cases when the operator of a network will observe in the terms provided by Position less than 95 % of demands for delivery of permissions to the connection, registered in accounting year. Reduction of tariffs will be calculated on volume of deliveries of natural gas to end users for all fiscal year and will be applied at calculation of the tariff for the next year.

In case of delivery of natural gas with infringements fiziko - chemical characteristics and/ or the parametres of pressure established in Position if it is established that it has occurred because of the operator, he is obliged to pay to the suffered end users of indemnification at a rate of 10 % from cost of the consumed gas for the period when the complaint has been directed.   In cases of non-observance by the operator of a network of terms of connection to a network (4 working days) and repeated connection of installation of the consumer to a network (2 working days), the operator will pay to the consumer, under the statement, indemnification at a rate of 15 % from a payment for connection or repeated connection, and also in addition on 5 % from the same payment for each additional day of a delay.

ANRE has obliged all operators of networks to inform end users about requirements to quality of services in transfer and distribution of natural gas by means of placing of corresponding rules at all commercial offices. Besides, operators are obliged within 30 calendar days from coming into force of Position to open for end users free   phone « a hot line » accessible round the clock   for acceptance of complaints.

the New statutory act obliges operators of networks annually to represent ANRE reports on performance of requirements of Position according to the forms established by the given statutory act, and also the data about the reached indicators. The Position project was discussed within the limits of public consultations and numerous working sessions ANRE in which operators of the gas market, representatives of interested state structures and the non-governmental organisations have taken part. The document has received a positive response of working group of the State commission on regulation of enterprise activity.  


the Press - service NARE.

on June, 9th, 2011.