Bulgaria-Serbia Interconnector Gas Pipeline

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The Bulgaria-Serbia Interconnector Gas Pipeline, also called the IBS Interconnector and the Nis-Sofia Gas Pipeline, is a proposed pipeline in Bulgaria and Serbia.[1]

Location

The pipeline will run from Nis, Serbia to Sofia, Bulgaria. The exact route appears in the European Commission's March 2018 update on the project[2]and page 74 on Bulgartransgaz network development plan.[3]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Bulgartransgaz, Gastrans
  • Proposed capacity: 1.8 billion cubic meters a year
  • Diameter: 275.6 inches/ 700 cm [4]
  • Length: 62.2 km / 38.6 mi[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2022[2][5]

Background

The Bulgaria Serbia Interconnection will have a capacity of 1 to 1.8 billion cubic metres a year from Bulgaria to Serbia, and 0.15 billion cubic metres a year from Serbia to Bulgaria. The project forms part of the EU’s Projects of Common Interest (PCI) and is being treated as a priority for the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity High Level Group (CESEC). The European Commission is funding the Serbian side with a grant of EUR 49.6 million. The pipeline will provide a new supply route from Bulgaria to Serbia, as well as to other parts of the South-East European region, enabling access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Greece, Azeri gas from the Southern Gas Corridor, and gas from Black Sea offshore production.[1]

Its European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas TYNDP code is TRA-F-137.[6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 EU investment in gas interconnection between Bulgaria and Serbia to enhance energy security in the region European Union, May 17, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gas interconnection, European Commission, March 2018
  3. Bulgartransgaz EAD (March 2020). "2020 - 2029 TEN-YEAR NETWORK DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD" (PDF). bulgartransgaz.bg. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  4. ENTSOG. "Pipelines including Compressor Stations". ENTSOG.EU. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  5. Bulgartransgaz EAD (March 2020). "2020 - 2029 TEN-YEAR NETWORK DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF BULGARTRANSGAZ EAD" (PDF). bulgartransgaz.bg. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  6. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas. "Not-modelled projects - entsog". ENTSOG.eu. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

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