Sofia, February 1 - Neftegaz.RU. Russian Gazprom said:
- it has reached a final settlement of all claims and disputes with Bulgaria's Overgas Group, which also includes the sale of Gazprom's stake in Overgas Inc.
- Gazprom expects to receive over €100 million as part of the agreement.
- The company did not provide further details regarding its decision.
The company has invested over €320 million in the construction of distribution pipelines, invests and develops the gas pipeline network in Bulgaria.
Overgas said that it is planning to invest over €40.4 million in the construction of some 398 km of gas distribution pipelines over the period 2020-2024.
In January 2021 gas distribution company Overgas Mrezhi agreed a €117 million loan financing from a syndicate of 5 banks - the International Bank for Economic Cooperation, Sofia-based UniCredit Bulbank, Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria, DSK Bank and Allianz Bank Bulgaria.
The financing comprises a €100 million term loan, a €10 million investment loan, and a €7 million multi-purpose credit line, according to data entered into the commercial register.
Gazprom said last year that its board of directors approved a decision to divest its 50% direct and indirect interest in Bulgarian gas supplier Overgas for €15.5 million..