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SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 17 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz will inaugurate on October 21 an 11-km gas pipeline from the Turkish border to compressor station Strandzha, which will serve as part of the extension of Gazprom's TurkStream pipeline toward Serbia, the energy ministry said on Thursday.
The project also includes the construction of Strandzha gas metering station, the ministry said in a statement.
Last month, Bulgartransgaz signed a 1.1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) contract with Saudi-led consortium Arkad for the construction of a gas pipeline, which will connect the country's existing gas transmission system to the border with Serbia, and will carry gas from TurkStream.
The offshore section of the TurkStream pipeline stretching 930 km across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey consists of two parallel strings with annual throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres of gas each. One string is intended for consumers in Turkey, while the second will carry gas to customers in Europe through Bulgaria.
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