The inauguration of the operation of a new 11km-long natural gas pipeline, which extends from the Turkish-Bulgarian border up to the Strandzha compressor station, has been scheduled for the 21st of October according to Bulgaria’s national gas system manager, Bulgartransgaz.
Specifically, this comprises a section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, which is expected to supply Southeast Europe with Russian natural gas through the Black Sea and Turkey.
The pipeline will continue its way to Serbia, according to Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova.
The entire project, as the Bulgarian Energy Ministry’s announcement states, also includes the construction of the Strandzha gas metering and control station.
It is recalled that last month Bulgartransgaz sealed a 1.1 billion-euro deal with the Saudi Arabian-based Arkad consortium for the construction of the natural gas pipeline, which is planned to extend the already existing gas distribution network to Serbia and to transport natural gas to Bulgaria via the Turkish Stream pipeline.
Finally, it is noted that the 930km-long Black Sea offshore section of the Turkish Stream pipeline, starting from Russia and ending in Turkey, will have two branches with an annual capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of natural gas. /ibna