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Price of Gas on the Spot Market in Europe rose to 261 Euros per megawatt hour
The price of gas on the spot market in Europe rose to 261 euros per megawatt hour after Gazprom announced that it would temporarily stop the supply of blue fuel through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.
Democracy Digest: Paris Probes Babis while Spirit of Thatcher Lives On in Czechia
The Czech government hopes to have a windfall profit tax ready to roll out at the start of 2023, a senior official suggested this week.
Bulgarian Ombudsman Urges Govt to Help Households Pay Gas Bills
Ombudsman Diana Kovacheva said on Thursday that she is concerned by the information she has received from struggling households and called on Bulgaria's interim government to focus on swift action to financially support domestic customers of natural gas and companies using gas to heat residential buildings.
Bulgaria will Seek Gas from Azerbaijan, Turkey or Russia
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia. Bulgaria will negotiate with companies from these countries, in this order, to ensure the necessary quantities of natural gas for the winter. This was announced by acting energy minister Rosen Hristov.
Bulgaria’s Energy Minister: A Decision on Negotiations with "Gazprom" can be Expected in a Week At the Earliest
A decision on whether Bulgaria will negotiate with the Russian monopoly "Gazprom" can be expected in a week at the earliest.
Such negotiations will only take place if it turns out that Bulgaria will not be able to secure all the necessary quantities of gas for the winter, confirmed Energy Minister Rosen Hristov:
Russian Senator: Bulgaria should Freeze because it is an Unfriendly Country
Moldova Runs out of Cash to Pay Gazprom’s August Bill
Moldova will not be able to honour its payment obligations for August for gas from Gazprom, the director of Moldovagaz, Vadim Ceban, told BIRN on Thursday.
"We hope we can get an extension of the payment term. The deadline is August 20, but I think we can also pay on August 22," Ceban told BIRN.
Bulgarian Energy Minister: All Gas Sources are on the Table, including Gazprom
"All possible sources of gas supplies are on the table, including Gazprom, but they are the last option". This was stated by Energy Minister Rosen Hristov on BNT.
"We haven't started reaching out to them yet because we're looking to exhaust all possible options. It's a last resort, but we haven't taken them off the options list."
Former Bulgarian PM: It would be Tragic to Give Up Liquefied Gas and Pay in Rubles
"Liquefied gas from the United States is the best option for Bulgaria". Former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said this on Nova TV. According to him, he negotiated personally with the suppliers, without intermediaries.
Leader of “Democratic Bulgaria”: "Gazprom" is a Geopolitical Weapon
"'Gazprom' is not just a trader or a supplier, it is a geopolitical weapon of Russia, which is in a severe confrontation not only with Ukraine, but also with the EU and NATO, and with the entire international order on which our way of life rests."