In which we learn how the high and mighty PM of Moldova is forced to beg PMR to keep the lights on Continue reading Gavrilita Gets the Gas Face
In the “old days,” all three were part of the Soviet Union’s power grid, specifically what is now called the IPS or the Единая энергетическая система.
What this effectively means is that all three countries’ energy systems (both natural gas and electricity) are still hooked up together although operated separately. Continue reading Myth #36: Transnistria gets free gas from Russia
Apparently, dropping a gas bottle is to blame for a restaurant to explode. Say what? A criminal investigation was opened Saturday into a gas explosion in the center of Chisinau, in which 20 were injured, head of a district office of the Police Inspectorate of Chisinau Pavel Damaschin said. The gas explosion shook a restaurant in the Moldovan capital earlier on Saturday. Four of the … Continue reading Butterfingers!
Word Count: 1655 Lately, I’ve been up to my eyeballs dealing with personal problems, but even so I managed to note that Victoria Nuland, Romania’s frenemy, made a brief stop in Bucharest on Wednesday (Jan 14) for private meetings with PM Victor Ponta and newly-elected President Herr Klaus, as well as the usual coterie of interlocutors. All that was normal, and to be expected, as … Continue reading Loony Gas
One of the interesting things about the petroleum industry is that it employs a hell of a lot of smart people and because of all the enormous profit margins, it tends to attract a lot of attention from the financial industry. Thus there’s a lot of people writing about it, including what’s happening in Romania. Last week I saw that (seemingly – some people are … Continue reading What the Frack