Bulgaria starts receiving Russian gas through the TurkStream pipeline

01.01.2019, Sofia.

Russian gas starts flowing to Bulgaria through the TurkStream gas pipeline on January 1, stated the Executive Director of Bulgartransgaz EAD Vladimir Malinov on January 1, reports Bulgarian National Radio.

According to him, the negotiations between Bulgartransgaz and Gazprom Export were finalized in the last days of 2019.

Today, Bulgaria began to receive Russian gas via Turkey instead of Ukraine,” said Malinov.

Bulgaria will receive 2.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas/each year through the compressor station Strandzha 2 on the Bulgarian-Turkish border. Bulgaria is ready to receive such volumes of gas, noted Malinov.

The TurkStream gas pipeline was laid at the bottom of the Black Sea in 2017–2019. It is about 1100 kilometers in length. Two lines of the pipeline are capable of delivering 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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