Macedonia: Gazprom pleadges to include South Stream pipeline arm connection, Russian TransGas in charge for pipes

11. September 2013. / SEE Energy News

Director of Russian energy company Gazprom , Alexei Miller visited Macedonia , followed by a meeting with Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski . The theme was agreement on South Stream and implementation of project pipeline connection to Macedonia.

As the government official reported , the meeting focused on the analysis of Soith Stream impact to Macedonia and conclusion that its construction will lead to increased gas consumption in Macedonia , and it will bring cheaper gas . The statement further explained that Miller said that Macedonia is included in the development plans of the company and is keen to consider for other investments in the country .

On the other hand , the prime minister informed Miller that Macedonia government expects signing of a contract with a Russian company Trans Gas , and in particular to start laying the pipes for gas Macedonian territory which will allow access to gas for industry and households in the country .

Macedonia signed on 23 July in Moscow the framework agreement with Russia regarding the South Stream , and both sides agreed that it is a good basis for intensifying economic cooperation between the two countries .

The agreement projected reliable gas volumes for Macedonia , which means that Gazprom will build South Stream arm connection which will lead to the country , which is a unique way of distributing large amounts of gas . Gas pipeline will be coming to Macedonia from Serbia or Bulgaria, which will be supplementary agreement. The agreement is the basis for further development of the gas sector in Macedonia , and is important for economic development in the future because all households and industrial facilities will be able to have access to natural gas .

Source; Serbia Energy See desk/Mac gov press office

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