The Bulgarian Prime Minister highlighted the potential of the gas pipeline to also allow the transport of fuel from Greece to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Central Europe.
The gas pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria (known by the acronym IGB) was officially opened this Saturday, reports BTA. The new infrastructure will allow Bulgaria to receive 1 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Azerbaijan, as well as liquefied gas from Greece.
The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, as well as the Presidents of Azerbaijan, North Macedonia, Serbia and the Prime Ministers of Greece and Romania, among other personalities.
“It is a symbol of the growing potential of our region, the success of cooperation and connectivity, which contribute to our sustainable economic development through the implementation of the single European strategy for more affordable and secure energy,” stressed Bulgarian President Rumen. Radev. According to the president, the project is decisively changing the European energy map.
For his part, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Galab Donev, assured that the IGB will contribute to guaranteeing the security of natural gas supply at affordable prices both for Bulgarian citizens and for European partners. The senior official highlighted the potential of the gas pipeline to also allow the transport of fuel from Greece to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Central Europe.
“Furthermore, it will ensure the diversification of natural gas sources and supply to Bulgaria, which is of key importance for the country’s energy security,” he stressed.