Natural gas from Azerbaijan: Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector put in trial operation

Dec 10, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the head of the EU delegation in Serbia Emanuele Giaufret put the Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnection into trial operation, on Sunday.

The officials pressed the button together, at a solemn ceremony at the Trupale gas station near Nis, releasing the gas into the pipeline.

The Energy and Mining Minister Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic stated that this is a very important and large international project.

She added that this project is important for the gas supply of eastern and central Serbia, for the gas supply of central and eastern Europe, but also for the further gasification of the southern part of Serbia and cities that are extremely important for the economic development of the country, such as Nis, Pirot, Dimitrovgrada, Bela Palanka.

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that the commissioning of the gas interconnector between Serbia and Bulgaria is changing the energy map of Europe.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that the commissioning of the interconnector will contribute to the development of Serbia, but also to the improvement of energy security not only in Serbia, but also in the whole of Europe.