Friday, February 13, 2009
Bulgaria officially demands compensations from "Gazprom"
02-11-2009 - News.Bg by Stefan Nikolov - Bulgaria has officially demanded compensations from Gazprom for the damages from the gas crisis. This was announced by Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov, cited by BNT. He, however, refused to specify what the amount of the demanded sum is and whether it coincides with the preliminary plans of Bulgargaz for 20 million dollars. Much more unclear is the matter with the compensations for the Bulgarian economy, calculated at half a billion levs. The Russian gas giant has still not responded whether it will pay the indemnification, therefore legal teams are already preparing judicial demands from Gazprom, Petar Dimitrov explained. According to him, the offered decrease of the gas price by 12% beginning April is the maximum possible. The next decrease can be expected after July, because then Gazprom will be decreasing prices for Europe, as it promised days ago - by 30%. Earlier today Minister Dimitrov announced that there is private interest in the construction of 7th and 8th block of atomic plant Kozloduy.