Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End

LETNITSA, Bulgaria (Reuters) — Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Monday he hoped that the Balkan Stream natural gas pipeline - an extension of Russia's TurkStream - would still be ready by the end of the year despite construction delays due to the coronavirus crisis.  Bulgaria is building the 474-km (295-mile) pipeline to carry mainly Russian gas from TurkStream via Turkey to Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. It had planned to have part of it ready by the end of last month, partially using its existing infrastructure until the entire length of the new pipeline is ready by the end of 2020, but lockdowns due to the coronavirus delayed construction.  "Let's hope that coronavirus

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