RUSSIAN GAS TO TURKEY VIA BULGARIA LIKELY TO INCREASE

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

The amounts of natural gas transported from Russia to Turkey via Bulgaria is likely to be increased, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev said, following his meeting with officials from Russia’s gas giant Gazprom in Moscow. According to him Bulgaria will also complete the construction of a gas pipeline to Yugoslavia. It was also agreed that new gas pipelines to Turkey and Greece are to be built parallel to the existing ones. In this way the volume of natural gas transported will be increased, a requirement the Russian side has insisted on for a long time. Vassilev heads the Bulgarian delegation, which is on a four-day visit in Moscow.

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