Dobrish-Silistra Gas Pipeline

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The Dobrish-Silistra Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline in Bulgaria.[1]


The pipeline runs from Dobrish, Bulgaria to Silistra, Bulgaria. A map of the pipeline appears in the northeastern section of the map of Bulgaria on p.10 of Bulgartransgaz's May 2012 presentation to the SE Europe Energy Dialogue conference.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Bulgartransgaz
  • Proposed capacity: 0.88 billion cubic meters per year[1]
  • Length: 49.7 miles / 80 km
  • Diameter:
  • Cost: €12.3 million (US$14.9 million)[1]
  • Financing: A €9.3 million grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund; €3 million equity investment from Bulgartransgaz[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2015


The project received a €9.3 million grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund, which is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

According to the EBRD, "Thanks to the new pipeline several municipalities along its route can now be connected to, and supplied with, natural gas: Silistra, Dobrich, Tervel, Dulovo and Alfatar. Several thousand homes and more than 50 municipal buildings will be able to use natural gas for their energy needs. As a result it is expected that local costumers will be able to reduce their energy bills by 35 per cent. Also commercial clients will benefit. The new pipeline will provide gas to two industrial areas in Silistra with a total of 26 industrial consumers. The completion of the new pipeline will also allow Citygas, the gas distribution company that holds the license for Silistra, to start constructing the local network in the city."[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Axel Reiserer, Bulgaria opens new gas transmission pipeline, European Bank, Oct. 9, 2015
  2. Bulgartransgaz’s Gas Infrastructure Projects, Bulgartransgaz, 30-31 May, 2012

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