Mon, 28 Nov 2022

SOFIA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB.

The IGB connects with the Greek national gas transmission system and the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP AG) in the area of Komotini of Greece, and with the Bulgarian gas transmission system in the area of Stara Zagora of Bulgaria, according to a press release by the operator.

The total length of the gas pipeline is 182 km, and the designed capacity is up to 3 billion cubic meters per year.

Bulgaria used to rely on Russian imports for more than 80 percent of its gas needs, according to local media reports.

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