Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov inaugurated a gas pipeline that has been under construction for 12 years to connect the city of Komotini in northern Greece with Stara Zagora in southern Bulgaria.

Gas Link (IGB) Komotini – Stara Zagora Opens Bulgaria’s access to the Southern Gas Corridor.

The 182-kilometer gas pipeline will supply Bulgaria with a third of the gas it needs. It is the amount of fuel that guarantees the needs of all heating plants in the country.

Azerbaijani gas will flow through the interconnection line. According to the agreement signed in 2013, Azerbaijan will supply Bulgaria with 1 billion cubic meters. gas annually for 25 years. Bulgaria uses about 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas annually, and since April 27 it has not received fuel from Russia, because Sofia – like Poland – refused to pay Moscow in rubles.

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