Earlier in April, the first liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker destined for Bulgaria, arrived at the Turkish LNG terminal of Marmara, near the city of Tekirdag.
This first supply follows the agreement signed in January between Turkey’s state-owned gas firm Botas and Bulgaria’s state gas company Bulgargaz, which gave Bulgaria access to Turkey’s gas network and LNG terminals to help bring in supplies.
“Our strategic partnership with Botas is key to guaranteeing secure supplies of natural gas for Bulgarian consumers at competitive prices,” commented Denitsa Zlateva, executive director of Bulgargaz, who, together with the Minister of Energy, Rosen Hristov, visited the LNG terminal.
The gas delivered comes from the American company Cheniere, which last year won the tender of Bulgargaz to provide the necessary gas supplies for 2023.
“The agreement allows the use of the entire gas infrastructure for offloading, regasification, storage and delivery of natural gas to Bulgaria,” said Minister Hristov, confident that, thanks to the contract with Botas, Bulgaria will be able to secure more than 10 tankers of LNG per year.