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Bulgaria to receive full contracted Azerbaijani gas before IGB’s launch - PM

Oil&Gas Materials 13 May 2022 13:50
Bulgaria to receive full contracted Azerbaijani gas before IGB’s launch - PM
Laman Zeynalova
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BAKU. Azerbaijan. May 13. Bulgaria will be able to receive the full amounts of Azerbaijani gas before the interconnector with Greece (IGB) is completed, said the country’s prime minister Kiril Petkov addressing the parliament, Trend reports via Bulgarian media.

“As of 1 July, Bulgaria is going to receive Azerbaijani gas. The gas will not be delivered via Greece. We shall be able to receive the full amounts of Azerbaijani gas before the interconnection is completed,” he explained.

The IGB project is of key importance for increasing security of supply and for ensuring diversification of natural gas sources for Bulgaria and the region of Southeast Europe. At the regional level, IGB will provide access to the gas transmission network for Bulgarian municipalities and regions that didn’t have an option for connectivity. The interconnector with Greece is an entirely new route for the transmission of natural gas to Europe and will give Bulgaria and the region access to supplies from new sources. The project will connect the country with the Southern Gas Corridor and has excellent synergy with other major energy projects such as TAP, TANAP, EastMed and the LNG terminal at Alexandroupolis.

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