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Bulgartransgaz and BOTAŞ sign interconnection agreement

The Bulgarian gas transmission operator Bulgartransgaz and the operator of the gas transmission system of Turkey, BOTAŞ signed an operational interconnection agreement for IP Strandzha/Malkoclar.

The signing of that document comes as a result of the long-term joint efforts of both operators’ teams. The agreement specifies the technical conditions, including the minimum transmission pressure and natural gas quality characteristics, as well as the applicable procedures on both sides of IP Strandzha/Malkoclar.

The technical capacity of IP Strandzha/Malkoclar in the Turkey-Bulgaria direction in the Bulgartransgaz gas transmission network is set at 117,677,153 kilowatt-hours per day (kWh/d) and in the Bulgaria-Turkey direction, at 504,138,541 kWh/d.

The conclusion of an interconnection agreement of the gas transmission networks of Bulgaria and Turkey at IP Strandzha/Malkoclar is of key importance for the diversification of natural gas sources not only for Bulgaria but also for the regional and European gas markets. Via Turkey’s gas transmission network, access is provided to natural gas from local fields, Azerbaijan, Iran and the global LNG market through Turkey’s regasification terminals,

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