October 15, 2014 / 9:45 AM / 3 years ago

Romania says received 26.7 pct less gas than asked from Gazprom

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BUCHAREST, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Gas deliveries from Russia's Gazprom on Tuesday were 26.7 percent less than asked for by Romania's pipeline operator Transgaz, the energy ministry said on Wednesday.

Russian gas volumes to Romania are currently low, at roughly 0.2 million cubic metres per day, the ministry said.

"The Russian ambassador sent us yesterday ... an official response according to which the drop in Russian gas deliveries is caused by certain technical malfunctions as a result of Gazprom actions to fill its gas deposits to get ready for winter," Energy Minister Razvan Nicolescu said in a statement.

Romania imports a fifth of its gas needs from Russia. (Reporting by Luiza Ilie; editing by Matthias Williams and Louise Heavens)

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