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Buying Russian gas through a Bulgarian gas pipeline – so far the best solution for the tepid radiators in Skopje

So far, the Government of North Macedonia doesn't have any stable option for buying gas for the central heating system in the capital Skopje, apart from purchasing gas from the Russian state company Gazprom through the gas pipeline from Bulgaria to Kumanovo. But, seeing what happened at the end of the last heating season and taking into account the...

TE-TO will provide central heating for Skopje using imported gas from Serbia, the produced electricity to be sold to Belgrade

North Macedonia and Serbia are negotiating a contract for gas distribution to North Macedonia, so that the combined electric power plant TE-TO in Skopje can continue working without delays. During a press conference, the Republic of North Macedonia Government's Advisor for Energetics sector, Viktor Andonov informed that there are talks with our northern neighbor for import of the needed quantities...

Counterspin: High gas import prices are not related to North Macedonia government”s negotiation capabilities

The claim of VMRO-DPMNE that the Government did not provide low gas prices, unlike “all governments in the region and the world” is a spin. The price of imported natural gas depends very little on the government’s negotiating capabilities, writes Truthmeter.mk. We republish below Truthmeter's article under our syndication agreement: Author: Goran Lefkov   The political party VMRO-DPMNE in a statement published on...

Zaev: Gasification is developing at a good pace

The construction of pipelines and other gas systems is developing at a good pace, some municipalities have already prepared the necessary documentation for the construction of natural gas distribution systems, and the process of constructing the interconnection with the gas system of the Republic of Greece is entering its final phase, said today Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at the...

Distribution of gas to be carried out through public-private partnership

At the 131st session, the Government adopted a decision to establish a Commission for the implementation of a procedure for awarding a Public-Private Partnership Agreement for the construction of a new system for the distribution of natural gas throughout the territory. "The Commission aims to implement an entire procedure for awarding the contract for the establishment of a public-private partnership...

Government decides to reduce VAT for gas from 18% to 5%

The government has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) for gas from 18 to 5 percent, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said. As of February, the realization of the Negotino-Bitola gas pipeline, through Prilep, is 36 percent. Throughout the year, construction and machine works continue, as well as optics work and cathodic protection of the linear part of this section,...

European Commission has approved the construction of the “Balkan” gas hub

The European Commission has given approval for the construction of the “Balkan" gas hub, which should be built in Bulgaria. At the conference for investors, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the approval lays the ground for negotiations to begin for collecting maximum amounts of natural gas. He stressed that while the EU was...

A gas crisis can have a more lasting impact than an oil crisis

Meta contacted experts in the energy field, regarding the blocking of the accounts of the largest gas and oil supplier in Macedonia, Makpetrol. The expert were unanimous- the move by the Government may cause a bigger crisis in the supply of gas rather than oil. According to Atanasko Tuneski, professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and former director of...

Russia is building a gas pipeline in Macedonia?!

The company "Strojtransgas" of Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko started building a branch of the main pipeline Klechovce-Negotino in Macedonia worth about 75 million US dollars, reports Russian newspaper Komersant, which cites a source familiar with the situation. It is currently working on the first stage in a length of 61 kilometers and a diameter of 508 millimeters, which will allow...