You may contact the EBRD, if gas supplies are for one of its countries of operation.
In the EU: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia.
In the Energy Community: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine).
EBRD has experience in providing revolving working capital credit lines and guarantees, incl. SBLCs that support energy security. Projects need to be Paris Agreement aligned and meet the EBRD’s approach to fossil fuel financing, including that a company with significant fossil fuel assets has in place, or is committed to adopting, high climate governance standards, such as the TCFD Principles and a credible decarbonisation plan. The borrowers have to satisfy the EBRD investment criteria, including KYC and ability to adopt best environmental, health and standards, which in many cases mean to go beyond national requirements. During 2022 the EBRD provided EUR 760m debt financing for liquidity support to gas trading and distribution companies as follows:
- USD 300m revolving working capital loan to Naftogaz of Ukraine for gas purchase;
- USD 300m revolving working capital loan to the Government of Moldova for diversification of gas supplies and building strategic reserve;
- EUR 30m liquidity support to Petrol of Slovenia;
- EUR 30m liquidity support to Premier Energy of Romania
How to Contact the EBRD
To contact the EBRD, you may send an email request for support to the EU Energy Platform to:
- The name of the financial institution(s) from which you are requesting support;
- The name and place of incorporation of your company;
- The ultimate beneficial owner(s) of your company;
- The destination of the gas you are willing to purchase;
- If available, an estimated amount of the requested financial support;
- Any other information you find relevant at this initial stage.
Please note that the EU Energy Platform will forward your request to the EBRD.
Further contacts will be organized bilaterally between your company and the EBRD.