More than 90% of Bulgaria’s natural gas is imported from Russia. On April 27, Gazprom shut down gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria in the absence of ruble payments from the two countries for fuel supplies. Bulgaria consumes about three billion cubic meters of gas annually, according to Agerpres.
The agreement by which Bulgaria will receive liquefied natural gas from the United States was agreed at a meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and US Vice President Kamala Harris, the Sofia Executive said.
“LNG deliveries to Bulgaria at lower prices than Gazprom will start in June, according to the agreement,” the Bulgarian authorities said, without giving further details.
Bulgaria has also stepped up negotiations with Azerbaijan to increase gas supplies and is seeking agreements with Greece and Turkey on liquefied natural gas terminals. In addition, Sofia has called for joint gas purchases across the European Union to make prices more competitive.
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