Moscow suspended supplies to the country after Sofia rejected the ruble payment scheme
Bulgarian companies love Sofia “so that it is possible to resume talks with Gazprom” after the Russian energy giant cut off gas supplies to the country, according to Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Kornelia Ninova.
“We propose that, by then, gas prices are frozen or capped at their level in the contract with Gazprom and the difference with the higher prices of alternative supplies is paid by the state.” he said at a press conference after meeting with the Bulgarian Professional Employers Organization (PEO).
The calls come a day after Gazprom stopped delivering gas to Bulgaria after the country refused to pay for energy supplies in rubles. Bulgaria relies on Russia for almost 90% of its gas, with the rest coming from Azerbaijan.
Earlier in the day, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said that Bulgaria has enough gas supplies to last more than a month in case nothing changes, stressing that Sofia would not accept Russia’s terms on gas exports. .
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“But we expect to complete the construction of a new interconnector with Greece by the end of June. And we also expect a common strategy for the acquisition of liquefied gas by the European Commission”. Petkov said in an interview with Le Monde.