MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 20, 2022) Bulgaria has reached an agreement on the delivery of an American tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in October, Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reports.
Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, who officially resigned in late June, secured US LNG shipments until April 2023, but the new interim government had to confirm the deal by August 19.
The BNR reported on Friday, quoting Acting Energy Minister Rosen Hristov, that Bulgaria had successfully negotiated a slot for the unloading of an LNG carrier in Turkey and had accepted the offer of the American natural gas company Cheniere. Energy for the delivery of an LNG carrier in October.
According to the BNR, Bulgaria will not be able to receive two American tankers in November and December, because it is unable to provide storage space for their unloading at an affordable price. Sofia is continuing negotiations on gas supplies for October, November and December, the radio said.
Earlier this month, Hristov said Bulgaria was considering the possibility of taking over gas supplies from Russian energy giant Gazprom.
The gas supply situation in Bulgaria worsened in late April, when Gazprom halted deliveries to the country due to non-payment in rubles under a new program introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.