Russia needs guarantees on the part of Bulgaria for laying the Turkish Stream gas pipeline across the country, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying bt RNS.
“Bulgaria is showing interest in the gas transit passing through the territory of Bulgaria, including that they want to consider the possibility of constructing a gas hub in Bulgaria, with a feasibility study underway. We are ready to consider all these options. For us, it is important to ensure that all these major projects are ensured — from the point of view of gas buyers, compliance with the requirements of European legislation, guarantees of the Bulgarian government, guarantees of the European Commission”, he said in an interview with Rossiya 24.
Earlier, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said he hoped that the Bulgarian government would reconsider the decision on direct gas supplies from Russia through the Black Sea.