(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.1. Opening of the
Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) is an important stage in
ensuring energy needs of Europe, Prime Minister of Romania Nicolae
Ciuca wrote on Facebook, reports.
“It is a moment that we await with great interest and hope. It
will open an important stage in the efforts we are making together
at the European level to ensure our energy needs while reducing, at
the same time, our dependence on Russian gas. Gas imports from
Azerbaijan through this interconnector represent a viable
alternative source from now on, which will ensure Romania's and
other countries' access to the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline
(TANAP),” noted Ciuca.
IGB connects Bulgaria with the Southern Gas Corridor and will
enable secure supplies from a variety of sources to several
countries in Southeast and Central Europe, including Moldova and
The pipeline is set to transport 1 billion cubic meters of
Azerbaijani gas per year to Bulgaria. Its capacity is 3 billion
cubic meters with the possibility of expanding to 5 billion cubic
meters per year.
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