Romania: Minority of households chose gas supplier on the free market before full market liberalization date

, SEE Energy News

Out of the total number of 3,844,474 household customers in Romania, 12 % had concluded contracts with suppliers on the free market before the date of full gas market liberalization (30 June), according to the National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE).

Subsequently, by 30 September, additional 10.5 % signed such contracts, so that the percentage of customers with new contracts reached 22 %.

ANRE states that starting with 1 July and until the date of concluding a contract for the supply of natural gas on a free market, but not later than 30 June 2021, the supply of natural gas for residential customers is made under the previous contractual conditions, respectively based on the regulated contract that the client had concluded with the current supplier, but at the competitive price communicated to the client by the current supplier in the period prior to the liberalization.