Gazprom, Bulgaria to sign South Stream feasibility study accord
An agreement on carrying out the feasibility study for the Bulgarian stretch of the South Stream project is expected to be signed next week, Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller told journalists today. "We have made significant progress in discussing all matters related to the South Stream project," the energy holding's statement citing Miller reads. Miller indicated that the parties were planning to form a joint venture in November 2010, "much earlier than originally planned."
According to the company's statement, Miller held a meeting with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Economy Minister Traicho Traikov. Participants discussed Russian-Bulgarian cooperation in the gas sector and paid special attention to the implementation of the South Stream gas pipeline project.