Bulgaria, which depended almost fully on Russian gas imports to cover its consumption, has a supply contract with Gazprom which expires at the end of 2022
Sofia, May 11 - Neftegaz.RU.
According to Novinite, from this June, Bulgaria
will receive supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG
) from the United States at prices lower than Gazprom
's current ones.
This was agreed at a meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov held talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken
at the State Department.
The 2 discussed the possibilities
of partnership with the U.S. for energy diversification of Bulgaria and the region.
The strategic partnership between Sofia and Washington and the possibilities for deepening cooperation
in the interest of the 2 countries were discussed at the meeting, the government's press center reported.
The Russia´s attack on Ukraine
was also an important topic of the meeting between Petkov and Harris.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister pointed out that what is happening in Europe is a clear sign of the need for accelerated and real measures in the energy sphere.
Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated Bulgaria on its decisive actions in defending its energy sovereignty.
Prime Minister Petkov said the partnership between Sofia and Washington is an important part of Bulgaria's gas independence, along with EU solidarity.