Boyko Borisov, ex Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of center-right party GERB, has vowed transparent oil and gas exploration tenders as soon as the party returns to power.
The European Union has asked Bulgaria to suspend work on the multinational South Stream pipeline project designed to allow Russia's gas deliveries to bypass Ukraine on their way to Europe, The Telegraph said on June 3.
Russia is ready to discuss conditions of work on the Crimean continental shelf with the foreign companies that concluded contracts with Ukraine, Novosti Kryma has reported, citing Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
South Stream Transport B.V., the operator company in construction of the maritime part of the South Stream gas pipeline project, has signed all the agreements necessary for launching construction of the maritime section of the pipeline in the fall of 2014, Gazprom said i
Russia does not intend to change the South Stream gas pipeline's route, TRT Haber TV channel quoted Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz as saying on April 24, Trend has reported.
Moscow and Ankara have agreed to boost the capacity of the Blue Stream gas pipeline, which brings Russian gas through the Black Sea to central Turkey, to 19 billion cubic meters from 16 billion cubic meters, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz sai
Bulgaria has dismantled the pipes from the first welding of the South Stream pipeline, the Bulgarian newspaper Bivol has reported.
Ukraine has estimated that Russia, after capturing important fields on the Black Sea shelf, has caused $40 billion worth of damage to the country, Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan said in an interview with EurActiv, Ukrinform reported on April 11.
The government of Crimea is ready to transfer carbon deposits on the shelf of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to the Russian giant "Gazprom," Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Nikolai Yanaki told journalists, ITAR-TASS reported on April 9.
Russia is starting the process of denunciating bilateral agreements with Ukraine, including the one on the parameters, status and terms of keeping its Black Sea fleet on the Ukrainian territory, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said on March 28, RIA