Construction of the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline, part of the infrastructure of the Southern Gas Corridor was launched at an official ceremony in Thessaloniki, Greece. Bulgarian delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister for EU funds and Economic Policy Tomislav Donchev. The event was attended by Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, US special envoy on energy issues Amos Hochstein and Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova. This was announced by the press centre of the Ministry of Energy.
"One of the main priorities of the Bulgarian government is diversification of sources and routes of natural gas supply. Our country attaches priority to the realisation precisely of the interconnector with Greece,” Minister Petkova said during the ceremony.
She reminded that in January 2014 was signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the ICGB and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline AG on coordination and connection of the two projects.
Bulgaria-Greece pipeline is designed with technical capacity of 3 to 5 billion m3 /year, with the possibility of greater extension, including more than 10 billion m3 /year in the presence of commercial interest and economic justification.
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