Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The groundbreaking ceremony of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Bulgaria, will take place May 20, in Bulgharia’s Kirkovo village, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said, Trend reports citing Sofia News Agency.
The first sod of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector will be made in the village of Kirkovo with participation of prime ministers of the two countries, he said.
"Everything is being prepared and around May 20, we have come to go to Kirkovo to start [IGB] which is extremely important for the diversification of gas supplies,” said Borissov.
“We are currently returning 4 million cubic meters of liquefied gas per day from the interconnector with Kulata and Salonika to prepare our systems,” he added.
IGB is a gas pipeline, which will allow Bulgaria to receive Azerbaijani gas, in particular, the gas produced from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz 2 gas and condensate field. IGB is expected to be connected to TAP via which gas from the Shah Deniz field will be delivered to the European markets.
The initial capacity of IGB will be 3 billion cubic meters of gas.
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