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Russian gas monopoly Gazprom resumed deliveries of gas to Greece via Bulgaria after the accident on the main pipeline. It is reported TASS with reference to “Gazprom export”.
According to the source Agency, the specialists replaced the damaged section of pipe, tested the quality of welds and purged the pipeline.
The accident occurred on Monday, July 27, at the site of the pipeline on the Bulgarian-Greek border. In “Bulgartransgaz” reported that the probable cause of the accident was the deterioration of the pipe because the pipeline was built 30 years ago. The accident left two days.
Because of the incident, gas supplies through the pipeline had to be suspended. However, the Greek Ministry of energy assured that the incident will not affect the country’s energy security, as the Greek side continues to get fuel from Russia through Turkey and has reserves of liquefied natural gas.
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