Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline starts commercial operation

2022-Oct-2       Source: Xinhuanet.com

​The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at the official event on the start of the commercial operation of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 1, 2022. The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB. (ICGB/Handout via Xinhua)

The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB.

The IGB connects with the Greek national gas transmission system and the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP AG) in the area of Komotini of Greece, and with the Bulgarian gas transmission system in the area of Stara Zagora of Bulgaria, according to a press release by the operator.

The total length of the gas pipeline is 182 km, and the designed capacity is up to 3 billion cubic meters per year.

Bulgaria used to rely on Russian imports for more than 80 percent of its gas needs, according to local media reports. 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (C) speaks at the official event on the start of the commercial operation of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 1, 2022. The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB. (Photo by Marian Draganov/Xinhua)

Editor: Lydia

Scan to share on WeChat

Scan to follow us on WeChat

Related News

Home|About us|Contact us|Southcn.com

WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.

WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.|Registered number 020074| 粤公网安备 44010402000511号|ICP备案号粤B-20050235