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Russia, Bulgaria Agree On Technical Aspects Of Pipeline

The route of the South Stream gas pipelineThe route of the South Stream gas pipeline
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The route of the South Stream gas pipeline
The route of the South Stream gas pipeline
Bulgaria and Russian energy giant Gazprom have agreed on technical aspects of the Bulgarian stretch of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Gazprom CEO Alexander Medvedev signed a protocol on the technical specifications in Sofia on August 27.

In 2010, the state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding and Gazprom set up a 50-50 joint venture to plan, build, and operate the Bulgarian stretch of the 3,600-kilometer South Stream pipeline.

The link, due to pass under the Black Sea, will carry Russian gas to Europe and is due to be fully operational in 2018.

Also on August 27, Bulgarian Minister for Economy and Energy Deyan Dobrev announced that Sofia had signed a deal with Gazprom in which Bulgaria would get an 11 percent discount on Russian gas from April to the start of next year.


Based on reporting by AFP, bta.bg, Interfax, and ITAR-TASS
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by: Jack from: US
August 28, 2012 13:40
and where is US-promoted Nabusco pipeline? US government tried to force its NATO minions to accept insane Nabusco project as "preferred alternative" to South Stream. But even subservience of NATO minions has its limits

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
August 28, 2012 14:38
Aha, the European Nabucco pipeline project died quietly earlier this years, whereas the Putin's project South Stream is advancing on all the fronts: Austrian media reported a couple of weeks ago that the South Stream construction works would start in December this year. Thus, it looks like the European Commission failed it making the EU less dependent on Russian natural gas. Quite to the contrary: with the construction of the South Stream this dependence will only increase.
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by: Jack from: US
August 28, 2012 15:26
NATO minion Wahhabi Fuhrer!!!

by: rick
August 28, 2012 21:46
for Nabucco's sponsors is absolutely better that their project fail
considering
that they don't have gas to be pumped into !

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