August 2011, Vol. 238 No. 8


Bulgarian Move Nettles Russian Officials

Russia’s oil pipeline operator Transneft is considering if it should attempt further cooperation with Bulgaria on the trans-Balkan Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project. Transneft President Nikolai Tokarev commented shortly after Bulgaria again delayed the controversial project, pending a second environmental assessment report. “I consider this an insult to our position (on the part of Bulgaria) and partners do not act like this. We can’t indefinitely finance this project and will discuss the expediency of cooperation with the Bulgarian side,” Tokarev said. The 300-km pipeline would link the Black Sea port of Burgas to Alexandroupolis on the Aegea

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