Vulnerable energy consumers amount to 30 percent - or nearly a third - of the Bulgarian population, the country's Energy Minister has said.
Russia is set to continue with the South Stream pipeline project in a matter of few weeks, a Bulgarian mass circulation daily has reported.
Bulgaria's largest private gas supplier Overgas wrote a letter to the European Commission in December voicing his suspicion that Russia is seeking to "reanimate the South Stream project", Brussels-based website EurActiv claims.
The decision of Russia’s Gazprom to halt gas supplies to Bulgaria’s Overgas “provided insight into the broader strategies of the Russian gas monopoly in Bulgaria, and the local interests involved,” reads an article published by EurActiv.
The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) announced on Wednesday that it is launching an inspection into Bulgaria's largest gas company Overgas.
Consumption of electricity increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend observed in the past four years, an official with Bulgaria's Electricity System Operator (ESO) has said.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed his ambition to turn Bulgaria into a key state for the transit of natural gas in the region of Southeastern and Central Europe.
Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova foresees no increase in the price of electricity at least until the summer.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Monday described recent developments related to private gas supplier Overgas as a "plot against the government".
The head of the state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) has praised officials for helping avert a crisis in gas supplies that could have followed a halt in deliveries from Gazprom Export to Bulgaria's biggest private gas supplier.
The Bulgarian-Russian natural gas company Overgas claimed on Saturday that it has no overdue debts to any organizations, including Gazprom Export.
Bulgarian state-owned gas supplier Bulgargaz and private Bulgarian-Russian company Overgaz have signed a contract providing for latter to receive gas from the state supplier and avoid a halt in deliveries to customers from January 1.
Russia is carrying out talks with Bulgarian-Russian company Overgas to settle "trade issues" of the past few years, but will continue delivering natural gas to Bulgaria, TASS quotes the Foreign Ministy in Moscow as saying.
Bulgarian-Russian company Overgas has denied receiving a letter from Russian energy giant Gazprom calling on it to prepared for a halt in supplies from January 1.
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has instructed state-owned Bulgargaz and Bulgartransgaz to prepare to supply natural gas to Overgas in case Russia’s Gazprom Export halted deliveries to the Bulgarian-Russian joint stock company.
The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (KEVR) of Bulgaria has adopted a decision to cut price of natural gas for consumers.
Talks over Turkish Stream have not been renewed yet, but the project has the right to existence if Ankara is interested, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has pointed out.
The Bulgarian energy ministry announced on Monday that it had completed the first stage of the construction of the projected gas interconnector between Bulgaria and Serbia.
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