Bulgaria started to accept Russian gas through the pipeline “Turkish stream” and not through Romania, reports local gas company “Bulgargaz”.
In December 2019 Bulgaria signed an additional agreement with “Gazprom export” according to which since new year delivery point of Russian gas on the territory of the country is changing: Negru Voda in Romania was replaced by the Bulgarian Strandja mountain. Blue fuel will come from Turkish territory.
The agreements will allow Bulgaria to save 81 million leva (about €41 million). “The savings due to the elimination of the cost of access and transit through the territory of Romania of about $ 76 million leva, which will not be paid by the company “Bulgargaz” and the Bulgarian consumers with natural gas”, – stated in the message.
Besides stated that currently, Bulgaria is negotiating with the company “Gazprom export” to lower the price of gas supplies to the country.
The capacity of each of the two lines of the “Turkish stream” is 15.75 billion cubic meters (total – 31.5 billion cubic meters). The project envisages the transportation of Russian gas under the Black sea for the needs of Turkey and some European countries. Filling with gas the first line began in October.