Gazprom Head Miller, Bulgarian Energy Minister Petkova Sign Road Map on Development of Gas Transmission Infrastructure in Bulgaria


St Petersburg/Sofia, June 3 (BTA) – Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova met Saturday with Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom, Petkova’s Ministry said in a press release. The meeting took place at the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The two officials signed a Road Map according to which the sides will study the issue of developing the gas transmission infrastructure in Bulgaria, taking into account the EU rules.

The participants in the meeting also discussed the prospects for developing the cooperation in the gas sector. It was noted that the quantities of Russian natural gas exported to Bulgaria increase every year. The quantities in January-May 2017 were by 14.5 per cent higher than the like period in 2016. The sides also noted the productive cooperation between Bulgartransgas and Gazprom.

Special attention was paid to the organization of the natural gas deliveries to Bulgaria in the long term, to the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project, and to increasing the security of the gas deliveries to consumers in Southern and Southeast Europe, Bulgaria including. Petkova informed her host about the development and investments in the gas transmission system in Bulgaria and the idea about the Bulgarian gas hub. LY/ZH//

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