Source Pravda.Ru

Greece, Russia, Bulgaria to finalize pipeline deal Feb. 7, minister says

Greece, Russia and Bulgaria will finalize the text of a long-delayed, US$1 billion oil pipeline deal early next month, Greece's development minister said Monday.

Working parties from the three countries will meet Feb. 7 at the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Burgas "with the goal of finalizing the details of the agreement," Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas said.

The 280-kilometer (175-mile) pipeline would link Burgas with Greece's Aegean Sea port of Alexandroupolis, providing an alternative transit route past the crowded Bosporus Straits in Turkey.

The project, under discussion for more than a decade, was given a boost in September when the heads of government of the three countries met in Athens to voice support for the pipeline, reports AP.

A consortium of companies from the three countries including Russia's Rozneft, Gazprom Neft and Transneft, as well as Greece's Hellenic Petroleum SA will build and operate the project.

Comments
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Amnesty International wants world leaders to ignore World Cup 2018 in Russia
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Donald Trump suddenly falls for glorious Russian tradition to hold military parades
Students of UC reinvent the consumption of legumes
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Russia threatens to raise tariffs on US goods worth $538 million
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Pentagon's goal in the Middle East is to trigger major war between Israel and Iran
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'