Ponta wants Romania to be less dependent on gas imports

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said that Romania and the Republic of Moldova should restrain their dependence on gas imports. He hopes it will happen in 304 years, after ExxonMobil and Petrom will start explorations in the Black Sea. Ponta recently made a visit on the Ocean Endeavor platform in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea, where ExxonMobil and Petrom perform exploratory drilling for gas deposits. After the visit, the Prime Minister said that Romania must ensure its own gas resource, given that “on a short and medium term, or even in a long term, the economic relations with Russia will get worse”.Tags: , ,