A Bulgarian delegation will hold talks in Moscow on September 8-9 on construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, its joint project with Russia and Greece, Igor Dyomin, an official representative of Russia's oil pipeline monopolyTransneft, said on Tuesday.
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov will head the delegation, Demin told RIA Novosti.
"The Bulgarian officials will see a presentation of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis project," he said.
Russia, Greece and Bulgaria signed a contract in 2007 on a joint construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline to bypass the busy Black Sea. The pipeline's capacity will be 35 million tons per annum with a possible expansion to 50 million tons.
Its construction was complicated since Bulgaria formed a new cabinet headed by Boyko Borisov, who has made contradictory statements on energy projects with Russia, including a rejection of plans to participate in construction of Burgas-Alexandroupolis.
In July, Bulgaria agreed to pay a 6.5 million euro contribution to the operating costs of the project, but its participation is still uncertain.
Russia, Bulgaria to hold Burgas-Alexandroupolis talks Sept 8-9 - Transneft
Source : RIA Novosti