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Gazprom considers extending TS2 to Bulgaria

Gazprom may connect Turkish Stream 2 to Bulgaria and on to Baumgarten. Doing so would mean submitting to EU rules but could offer an export route for Black Sea gas Gazprom may connect Turkish Stream 2 to Bulgaria and on to Baumgarten. Doing so would mean submitting to EU rules but could offer an export route for Black Sea gas.
By Silvia Favasuli 24 May 2018 0 31002
Pipe-laying work on Turkish Stream 1 Pipe-laying work on Turkish Stream 1. (Gazprom)

Gazprom is considering extending Turkish Stream 2 into Bulgaria, and from there to Austria’s Baumgarten hub. Such a move would require the Russian company to comply with EU rules on third-party access, but could offer a route to market for Black Sea gas supplies.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a TV interview on Tuesday that Moscow remains open to the idea of expanding Turkish Stream 2 into Bulgaria. However, Russia will commit to the project only if Brussels agrees its plans...