Serbia to Reduce Russian Gas Consumption 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, July 15, 2022
Serbia to Reduce Russian Gas Consumption 

The country, dependent on the Russian energy carrier, will switch to gas from Azerbaijan from 2023

On July 14, Serbian minister of energy Zorana Mihajlovic announced that from 2023 Serbia will reduce the consumption of Russian gas and reach zero consumption. This opportunity opened up after the completion of the Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, which will be able to transfer gas throughout the Adriatic and to Ukraine.

"Currently, we are negotiating with Azerbaijan to reserve gas capacities for the next year, because the Serbia-Bulgaria interconnector will be completed in September next year," Zorana Mihajlovic.

The Greece-Bulgaria gas infrastructure was completed at the end of last week. Most of Europe hopes that this techno-solution will put an end to Russian gas blackmail. The interpipe will transport Azerbaijani gas from the Greek Komotini to Staraya Zagora in Bulgaria.

"This interconnector is our lifeblood, the most important thing Serbia is doing now when we talk about gas diversification," Zorana Mihajlovic.

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