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IGB pipeline delivered over 3 mln MWh since the beginning of the year

Around 3.08 million megawatt-hours (MWh) were transported through the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector for the period 1 January – 28 February this year, informed ICGB AD, the owner of the IGB gas pipeline.

Since it was put into commercial operation last October, a total of 7.9 million MWh have been transported through the pipeline, which has a total of 15 registered users as of February.

The 182-kilometre gas pipeline connects the gas transmission networks of Greece and Bulgaria at the Komotini and Stara Zagora points and is Bulgaria’s direct connection to the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP).

The total capacity of IGB is 3 billion cubic metres (bcm) per year, with 1.57 bcm already booked under long-term contracts lasting up to 25 years. Available capacity is successfully being auctioned on the European platforms PRISMA and RBP, said ICGB AD.

The quantities of natural gas transported through the interconnector from the beginning of October 2022 provide nearly one-third of Bulgaria’s domestic consumption in the winter season.

IGB is the first route for diversified supplies of natural gas to Bulgaria, guaranteeing increased security of supply and diversity of sources. The new infrastructure creates opportunities for natural gas transportation also to other neighbouring countries in the region, including Moldova and Ukraine.

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