St. Petersburg, June 7 - Neftegaz.RU.
A working meeting between Alexey Miller
, Gazprom´s CEO, and Ivica Dacic, President of Serbia, took place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
The parties discussed matters related to cooperation in the gas sector.
The Serbian party expressed appreciation for the work of the new Russian gas
It was noted that the amount of Gazprom’s gas purchased by Serbia increased in 2021, showing a growth of 125.9% in the 1st 5 months of 2021 versus the same period of 2020.
Also touched upon were the interactions in underground gas storage and the reliable operation of the Banatski Dvor
UGS facility, which helped Serbia confidently pass the 2020–2021 autumn/winter period.
Banatski Dvor is a joint venture of Gazprom and Srbijagas
and is among the largest gas storage facilities in southeastern Europe.
It was highlighted at the meeting that Gazprom is planning to complete the construction of Serbia’s 1st
combined cycle thermal power plant in the city of Pancevo
Starting from January 1, 2021, Gazprom began supplying gas to Serbia, as well as to Bosnia and Herzegovina, via a new route.
Gas from Russia is transmitted by the Turkish Stream
offshore gas pipeline and further across Turkey.
It is then brought via Bulgaria’s national gas transmission
system to Serbia, where it is distributed among consumers in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Deliveries along this route were made possible through the expansion of existing gas transmission capacities and commissioning of new ones by Bulgartransgaz EAD in Bulgaria and GASTRANS d.o.o. Novi Sad in Serbia.