The state-owned Polish company said on Monday that the deal, struck by its subsidiary PGNiG Supply & Trading, marked "the first ever gas supply to that country from a non-Russian source."
"PGNiG Supply & Trading (PST) in cooperation with ERU Group will deliver one million cubic meters of natural gas to Moldova on Tuesday, October 26," the company said in a statement.
It added: "This is the result of a tender for a single supply of gas fuel announced by state-owned Energocom."
PGNiG also said that "the tender was organized on an urgent basis" due to a reduction in gas supplies to Moldova by Russia's Gazprom.
PGNiG CEO Paweł Majewski was quoted as saying that his company was "deeply committed to the principle of energy solidarity, which we perceive as a prerequisite for the proper functioning of the gas market" in the European Union and neighbouring countries.
"Guided by this principle we decided to participate in the tender whose aim was to urgently supply gas to Moldova which experienced problems with deliveries from Russia,” Majewski added.
Source: PAP, pgnig.pl