Sofia, Bulgaria: The United States of America has delivered the first tanker delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the European country of Bulgaria. The information was shared by a TV broadcaster – BNT.
As per the information, the fuel will be unloaded at the Revithoussa LNG terminal in Greece prior to its arrival in Bulgaria. Meanwhile, an alternative unloading point has also been decided, and it could be one of four LNG terminals in Turkey.
The LNG will be reaching the Balkan state via the route of the Sidirokastro – Kulata entry point of the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline.
It is also expected that the LNG might also arrive in Bulgaria via either the path of the Trans-Anatolian pipeline, the central part of the Southern Gas Corridor, or through the way of the Balkan Stream.
It was decided the previous month when the European country managed to secure two shipments of LNG from the United States for the month of June at low rates as compared to those provided by Russia’s Gazprom.
In the month of April this year only, the Russian firm Gazprom suspended the gas supply to the European country of Bulgaria and to Poland. The reason behind the suspension is that the Bulgarian administration denied making payments in roubles.
LNG is a clear, colourless and non-toxic liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF).
However, Greece-Bulgaria on May 3, 2022 planned to begin LNG terminal – a strategic geopolitical project. To commence the project a ceremony was planned. Prime Minister Kiril Petkov stated the assignment as significant for both the countries.