President of Russian – Moldovan society Moldovagaz Aleksandr Gusev said there is a chance for the Russian gas company Gazprom to gain control over Moldovagaz actives through a judicial decision. This would mean Gazprom will take over Republic of Moldova’s gas pipes system.
This could happen if Russia claims Transnisria’s debt for gas consumption. Gusev showed that Modova paid the entire 2008 gas bill, but without considering the Transnistrian consumption. Therefore, in the beginning of the current year, Molovagas debt to Gazprom amounted to 1.343 billion dollars, without the penalties.