12:35 Jul. 20, 2016
The countries link their gas transmission systems
According to the Ukrtransgas press service, Romania and Ukraine have turned their cross-border transfer point at Isaccea/Orlovka into an interconnection point as defined by the European Union regulations. Operator companies plan to permanently supply gas from Ukraine to Bulgaria through Romanian territory. The system will also be used for reverse-flow supplies from the EU to Ukraine. This route was previously used by Russian monopolist Gazprom to deliver gas to Bulgaria.
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The newly-signed agreement together with the agreements signed between Greece and Bulgaria, as well as Bulgaria and Romania, will allow the bilateral gas transit from Ukraine to Greece (for now - only virtual northern direction). The document fully reflects the requirement of the EU regulations. The agreement will come into an effect on October 1.