Balkan Stream gas pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor

Balkan Stream gas pipeline is a gas pipeline under construction in Bulgaria.[1]


The pipeline runs from Bulgaria’s southern border with Turkey to its western border with Serbia. The exact route is shown on page 74 of the Bulgartransgaz 2020 development plan.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Bulgartransgaz EAD[2]
  • Proposed capacity: 20 bcm/y[1]
  • Proposed Lengths: 474 km / 295 miles[2]
  • Diameter: 47 inches[3]
  • Status: under construction
  • Start Year: 2020-2022


The Balkan Stream project is sometimes referred to as the "Expansion of Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission infrastructure in the section from BG-TR to BG-RS"[2] and "Balkan Gas Hub-Necessary expansion of the Bulgarian gas transmission system." It is an extension to the TurkStream gas pipeline, from Russia to Turkey.[1]

In September 2019, Global Business Club reported that construction had begun and 90% of pipes for the Balkan Stream have already been delivered to Bulgaria from Russia.[4]

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) refers to the project as "TRA-F-592". [2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bulgaria hopes to complete Balkan Stream by year-end – Kallanish Energy News". Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bulgartransgaz EAD (March 2020). "2020 - 2029 TEN-YEAR NETWORK DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  3. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (2020). "TYNDP - Annex A - Projects Tables RPJ007_NS_2020 - entsog". ENTSOG. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  4. "Russia and Bulgaria begin construction of Balkan Stream gas pipeline". Globuc. Retrieved 2020-09-25.

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