Bulgaria plans gas pipeline to Turkey
SOFIA – Anadolu Agency
The planned pipeline between Bulgaria and Turkey will be approximately 114 kilometers in length and is due to be completed in two years. REUTERS PhotoA Bulgarian delegation will pay a visit to Turkey to discuss a gas pipeline plan between parties that would diversify natural gas resources.
An announcement from the Bulgarian authorities in the Turkish capital of Ankara said a group of experts, along with representatives of the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy, will soon negotiate a gas pipeline connection between the two countries.
Bulgarian ministry officials announced their full support for the project and urged for a swift timetable in undertaking the project.
The planned pipeline between Bulgaria and Turkey will be approximately 114 kilometers in length and is due to be completed in two years.
Bulgaria currently receives 90 percent of gas from Russia and the country is concerned the recent events in Ukraine may disrupt the flow of gas through the pipelines.
Last month, Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev and Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız announced the planned pipeline would play an important role in the diversification of gas supplies.
Russia currently supplies 25 percent of Europe’s gas imports and many European countries rely almost entirely on Moscow for their imported gas.