The Vertical Gas Corridor is expanding through Moldova and Ukraine, reinforcing the key regional role of the IGB pipeline

Diana Zaikova

Plans to expand the capacity of the IGB interconnector to 5 billion cubic meters per year will be of great importance to be able to transfer 10 billion cubic meters per year of LNG from the terminals in Greece and Caspian gas through the Southern Gas Corridor, reaching Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary and Slovakia.

Over 15.5 million megawatt hours have been transferred through the Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) interconnector for 2023


Over 15.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh) were transported on the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnection in 2023. The project celebrated its first anniversary and successfully achieved 365 days of operation without interruption of activities.

Capacity of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria almost fully booked

Laman Zeynalova

The capacity of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which has 15 gas traders as registered users, was booked by 90 percent in February, Teodora Georgieva, chief executive director of ICGB company, the pipeline operator, said, Trend reports.

Moreover, she noted that in December, with over 90 percent of its capacity booked, IGB transported gas to Moldova.

Independent transmission operator ICGB renewed its participation in the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Vertical Gas Corridor


Representatives of ICGB AD (Bulgaria), Bulgartransgaz EAD (Bulgaria), DESFA S.A. (Greece), Gastrade S.A. (Greece), FGSZ LTD (Hungary) and SNTGN TRANSGAZ S.A. (Romania) signed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Vertical Gas Corridor. The meeting took place in Athens, Greece.

Russian military announced plans to secure land corridor to Crimea and border with Transnistria


During the second phase of the "special operation" launched this week, as people in the Russian Federation call the war against Ukraine for fear of punishment, it is planned to establish full control over Donbass and southern Ukraine and provide a land corridor to Crimea, said the  acting commander of the Central Military District - Rustam Minnekaev  ( ).

Vladyslav Krykliy - Ukrainian minister of infrastructure: Capabilities of TRACECA transport corridor should be expanded

Anastasia Savchenko /

The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.

Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), reports on December 6-th, 2019.

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