Bulgaria Intends To Restore Gas Supply To Greece Closer To Midnight
Bulgartransgaz will complete the restoration of the Bulgarian-Greek gas pipeline and resume gas transportation to Greece on Tuesday, closer to midnight, according to BGNES.
"Bulgartransgaz has mobilized all the necessary resources and plans to complete the restoration of the gas pipeline around midnight," the Agency quotes a representative of the Ministry of Energy as saying.
The accident on the Bulgarian-Greek gas pipeline near the village of Kulata occurred on Monday morning. Local residents heard a loud bang, and a sharp drop in pressure in the gas pipeline was noted at the compressor station. There were no injuries, and there was no open Gorenje. As reported by the Bulgarian Ministry of energy, about 200 m of the gas pipeline was damaged, this section is isolated. Vladimir Malinov, Executive Director of Bulgartransgaz, said that the probable cause of the accident on the gas pipeline was pipe wear since the pipeline was built about 30 years ago.
Greece's energy supply was not affected by the accident on the gas pipeline from Bulgaria, and the country's natural gas supply is sufficient. This is stated in a statement by the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece, which was cited by the portal In.gr earlier on Tuesday.