The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) has started testing gas supplies, the ICGB AD, the project company told Trend.
“We’ve initiated test runs with actual quantities of natural gas as planned. However, it’s not a start of the commercial exploitation,” the ICGB AD said.
The IGB project is of key importance for increasing the security of supply and for ensuring diversification of natural gas sources for Bulgaria and the region of Southeast Europe.
At the regional level, IGB will provide access to the gas transmission network for Bulgarian municipalities and regions that didn’t have an option for connectivity. The interconnector with Greece is an entirely new route for the transmission of natural gas to Europe and will give Bulgaria and the region access to supplies from new sources.
The project will connect the country with the Southern Gas Corridor and has excellent synergy with other major energy projects such as TAP, TANAP, EastMed and the LNG terminal at Alexandroupolis.