Giurgiu–Ruse Gas Pipeline

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Giurgiu–Ruse Gas Pipeline is an operating pipeline running between the Romanian city of Giurgiu and the Bulgarian city of Ruse.


The pipeline runs between Giurgiu, Romania, and Ruse, Bulgaria.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transgaz and Bulgartransgaz
  • Current capacity: 1.5 bcm per year
  • Length: 26 kilometers
  • Cost: €23.8 million (US$28.9 million)[1]
  • Financing: €8.929 million grant under the European Energy Programme for Recovery; €2.7 million equity investment by Bulgartransgaz for the section on Bulgarian territory[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2016


The 26 kilometer pipeline runs between Giurgiu in Romania and Ruse in Bulgaria and has a reverse flow option. Work on the interconnector was carried out by Austria's Habau and Romania's Inspect. The pipeline was initially scheduled to be ready by 2013 and fully operational by 2014, but its completion was delayed due to technical problems with the construction of the section of pipeline underneath the Danube River. The interconnector project will allow for the transmission of gas from the Azerbaijan-Turkey-Greece southern route [the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC)] to Austria through the section on the territory of Romania. [2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ground-breaking of the terrestrial part of gas pipeline Ruse-Giurgiu on Bulgarian territory, Bulgartransgaz press release, accessed Feb. 23, 2021
  2. Mariya Cheresheva, Marian Chiriac, Bulgaria-Romania Gas Pipeline to Open in August, Balkan Insight, April 7, 2016

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