Pipelines, Storage & Power

Bulgaria completes Trans-Balkan pipeline extension

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov inaugurated an extension of the Trans-Balkan Pipeline in southeastern Bulgaria on Friday.
By Staff reporter 6 August 2018 0 32023

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov inaugurated an extension of the Trans-Balkan Pipeline in southeastern Bulgaria on Friday.

The 20-km extension, which runs between the Lozenets and Nedyalsko compressor stations, has increased the capacity of the pipeline by 1.7 billion cubic metres per year, to 16 bcm/y.

It also allows reverse-flow operations along the section, which is currently used by Moscow to send gas to Bulgaria and Turkey via Ukraine.

The project cost around €23.5 million ($27.2 million) and is part of Sofia’s attempts to convince...