Ihtiman, Western Bulgaria, October 13 (BTA) - Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said Bulgaria is working hard to ensure that everything involved in gas transit is 100 per cent state run. He participated in the launch of a compressor station and a turbine unit of Bulgartransgaz near Ihtiman.
Borissov also said: "We are doing this to be competitive. When I sit down at the negotiating table, I will know that we have the best gas transit system in which billions of leva have been invested, so we can claim that Bulgaria should become a gas distribution hub."
He noted the importance of gas interconnectors with Greece, Serbia, Romania and Macedonia. "With the new compressor's 10 megawatts and about 20 MW we already had, Bulgaria can transit billions of cubic metres of natural gas," said Borissov. The expansion of the gas storage facility at Chiren is starting next week.