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South Stream pipes dismantled in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the South Stream gas pipeline was dismantled, only concrete blocks remained. This is stated on the website bivol.bg.

“This morning, the“ presentation ”pipes and flags were removed at the site of the South Stream presentation on the territory of Bulgaria, where the first weld was made in October 2013 with the participation of Russian Gazprom,” the statement said.

The resolution, which provides for the cessation of the South Stream gas pipeline, today (April 17) will only be considered by the European Parliament. The corresponding resolution was prepared by representatives of the European People’s Party, European socialists, liberals, greens and conservatives.

Local media called the previous attempt to portray South Stream in Bulgaria as the “Potemkin village”.

South Stream will seriously weaken Ukraine’s position as a transit country. “Gas will be supplied directly from Russia to Bulgaria and the EU countries, bypassing transit countries. Transit risks with South Stream go away forever, ”Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said at a weld ceremony in Bulgaria.

Recall that the first string of the gas pipeline should be commissioned in December 2015. It is planned to begin commercial deliveries of this pipeline to Europe in the first quarter of 2016, and launch the project at full capacity – 63 billion cubic meters per year – in 2018. After Bulgaria, he will go to Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy. Branches will also be laid in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia.