Bulgaria, Gazprom cuts off natural gas supplies

, SEE Energy News

Russia’s state energy company Gazprom will stop supplying natural gas to Bulgaria from Wednesday (April 27th), Bulgaria’s energy ministry announced on Tuesday.

It is added that the Russian energy giant informed Bulgargaz, the national state company that deals with the supply of gas, about that.

The ministry says it has already taken steps with state-owned gas companies to find alternative arrangements for natural gas supplies.

It was said that there are currently no restrictions on gas consumption in this Balkan country, which meets more than 90% of its gas needs through Gazprom.

Bulgarian authorities announced in March that they did not intend to pay for Russian gas in rubles, as requested by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Also, from Wednesday, Russian gas will stop arriving in Poland, after Gazprom informed the Polish PGNiG that it would cut off gas supplies to that country via the Yamal gas pipeline on April 27.

Source: slobodnaevropa.or