Gas Interconnector with Greece Expected to be Launched by 2018

Gas Interconnector with Greece Expected to be Launched by 2018

Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on Thursday that the planned gas interconnection grid with Greece is expected to become fully operational by 2018.
Petkova announced this following a bilateral meeting with her Greek counterpart Panagiotis Lafazanis, daily Dnevnik reports.
Both of them are participating in the first meeting of the advisory council on the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor, which is being held in Baku.
It became clear that the final investment decision on the construction of the Bulgaria-Greece interconnector is expected to be taken until the end of May.
Lafazanis assured that the Greek government will work actively for the development of energy projects, which are of mutual interest to both countries, as was the case with the interconnector.
Petkova informed him that Bulgaria had produced a roadmap with concrete activities and deadlines for the implementation of the project.
The state budget for 2015 allocates 80 million euros as a government guarantee aimed at accelerating the construction of the pipe.
The environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the project had already been conducted, while the adoption of detailed construction plan was at its final stage.
The two ministers announced that their common goal is ensuring the security of supplies within the framework of the European Union (EU).
Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using


These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.


These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.


These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.