On Wednesday, Sofia announced a tender for a new gas link with Turkey, thus intending to persuade Russia to extend the second part of the Turkish Stream pipeline to the borders of Bulgaria, rather than Greece.
According to Reuters, Bulgaria has been working through diplomatic channels with Moscow and Istanbul, seeking to receive the gas that Russia will supply to Europe via a pipeline across the Black Sea, bypassing Ukraine from the south.
Moreover, as the state-owned gas company Bulgartransgaz said, five companies have already expressed their interest in the possibility of delivering blue fuel via the Bulgarian network. Also, according to sources of the agency, the Russian energy giant Gazprom is ready to use most of these capacities.
Earlier, on June 26, Gazprom said that it was resuming the construction of the second string of the Turkish Stream offshore gas pipeline. As a reference, in 2017, within the framework of the project, 224 km of the second string of the gas pipeline was built.