International cooperation

In a dynamic and constantly evolving European energy sector, Bulgartransgaz EAD pursues a policy of active cooperation with its European and international partners.

Following the principles of achieving a single common European energy market, the Company plays key and active role in maintaining and developing the dialogue with the neighbouring countries and has also established relationships and exchange of best practices with all transmission system operators at Central, Eastern and Southeastern European level.

Long-term and successful collaboration bind together Bulgartransgaz EAD and the transmission system operators of the neighbouring countries STNG TRANSGAZ SA, Romania; DESFA SA, Greece; BOTAS, Turkey and GA-MA, the Republic of Macedonia. The traditionally good relations between the countries are the basis for the successful operation of the interconnected gas transmission networks.

Bulgartransgaz EAD significant partner is OOO Gazprom export. Based on a long-term contract the company uses the natural gas transmission service through the territory of Bulgaria from the entry point on the border with Romania to the exit points at the borders with Turkey, Greece and Macedonia.

As a modern and responsible gas transmission operator Bulgartransgaz EAD is a member of European organizations setting the guidelines for international development of the gas market:

 

Gas Infrastructure Europe, GIE

Since 2007 Bulgartransgaz EAD is a member of GIE, with membership of 67 energy companies from 25 countries in Europe. Its activity is associated with emphasis on the process of lobbying and close cooperation with the European institutions in order to achieve a competitive and sustainable single European gas market. Since May 2013 a representative of Bulgartransgaz EAD Supervisory Board has become a member of the Board of Directors of GIE.

 

European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas, ENTSOG

Bulgartransgaz EAD is a member and co-founder of ENTSOG, established on December 1, 2009, pursuant to the requirements of the Third Energy Liberalisation Package.

 

International Gas Union, IGU

An organization aimed at promoting the technical and economic progress of the global gas industry. Being its member and in its capacity of a storage facility operator Bulgartransgaz EAD participates in Committee 2 dealing with Underground natural gas storage (Working Committee 2 - Underground Gas Storage).