Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova commented on the state visit to Turkmenistan at the studio of the BNT. The possibility of importing gas from the Caspian state was also discussed in the interview. Petkova also commented on the procedure for selecting a company to implement Belene NPP and confirmed that Russia's Rosatom has declared a willingness to participate.
Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will visit the Maritsa East 2 TPP EAD in order to check the situation after a tire ignition has occurred at one of the absorbers of a sulfur-purifying installation, which is in a planned repair. All necessary measures have been taken to secure the area. There is no danger for the population.
Bulgaria will start talks with Gazprom on lowering the price of natural gas, Bulgaria's Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on June 21. Bulgaria will refer to the decision of the European Commission, which allows the parties disadvantaged by the Russian company because of the higher prices to start negotiations, reports BNT
Later tonight, a tanker to supply gas from the United States will arrive, the Energy Minister said, quoted by NOVA TV.
Bulgaria has negotiated a new 140 million cubic meters of gas other than Russian supplies of blue fuel. This was announced by Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova at an extraordinary briefing.