Bulgaria and Romania launch a new natural gas pipeline

14/11/2016 09:37 Energy Market


On Friday, Bulgaria and Romania have opened a new natural gas pipeline as part of Sofia’s objective to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. Bulgaria currently imports more than 90 percent of its gas from Russia’s Gazprom.

The pipeline is 25-km long and can be operated in either direction. The pipeline runs under the Danube River and has a capacity of 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Bulgaria to Romania, while the capacity going the other way is 500 million cubic meters per year.

In April, the two countries have signed a contract with Austrian firm Habau to construct the interconnector for a total of 24-million euro.

Currently Bulgaria is also constructing gas pipelines with other countries like Greece, Serbia and Turkey.

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