Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev said in a closing remarks of a two-day Varna International Gas Conference that the state plans to keep the existing gas infrastructure in its ownership despite offering a joint venture for the so-called Balkan gas hub project.
Donchev stressed that gas infrastructure has to remain under full control of the state, since it a matter of national security. But, about 50 % of the new company, which will operate as a subsidiary of the state-owned natural gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz, will be put up for sale.
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