Bulgaria will receive the first LNG as part of the deal it signed with Turkiye’s Botas

The import will be the first under the agreement concluded at the beginning of January 2023 between BOTASH and Bulgargaz , which provides the Bulgarian company with access to the terminals of the Turkish company for regasification of liquefied gas and to the transmission network of our southern neighbor, after which it will enter in our country through the old point of the Trans-Balkan Gas Pipeline on the Turkish-Bulgarian border near Stanja – Malkochlar.

Botas and Bulgargaz signed the deal in January, allowing Bulgaria access to Turkish LNG import terminals and the pipe grid. The duration of the agreement is 13 years and includes a gas transfer of up to 1.5 billion cubic meters per year. The agreement is until 2036 for 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year to be received at the Turkish facilities and transported to our country. “Bulgargaz” will pay the standard fees for access to the terminals and the transmission network of Turkey, Rosen Hristov announced after signing the document.

According to a statement by Bulgargaz issued on Monday, US LNG exporting giant Cheniere will deliver the first cargo under the Botas deal to the latter’s Marmara Ereglisi onshore terminal in Turkiye.

Bulgargaz already imports LNG via DESFA’s import terminal located on the island of Revithoussa in Greece. It also booked additional capacity at Gastrade’s FSRU-based LNG import project in Alexandroupolis, which is expected to launch operations this year. Bulgartransgaz has a 20 percent sharehold in the LNG import project.

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