Back-up gas pipeline under Danube could be ready by end autumn

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Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos stated on Wednesday that the back-up natural gas pipeline that is going to be build under the Danube River by Bulgarian and Romanian gas transmission system operators, Bulgartransgaz and Transgaz, could be ready in a few months, digi24.ro informs.

“We hope that by the end of this autumn to have completed this work, an essential element in order to create a distribution and gas transportation joint network in the region,” Ciolos said after a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Boiko Borisov at government headquarters in Sofia.

In his turn, Bulgarian PM said that the work evolution will be monitored by the two prime ministers, so that in two or three months, the gas interconnector to be exploited.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said that Romania supports Bulgaria’s efforts to fight illegal migration and appreciated that the neighboring country behaves like a state member of the Schengen Area.

According to the schedule, the back-up pipeline should be completed within 214 days after the opening of the construction site on the territory of both countries.

The crossing will measure 2.1 kilometres in length and the annual maximum capacity will be 1.5 billion cubic metres.

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