MOSCOW -- Gazprom and Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD have awarded a feasibility study for the Bulgarian stretch of the South Stream gas pipeline in southeast Europe.
The contract was issued to the YUZHNIIGIPROGAZ/ GASTEK BG AD consortium.
South Stream will take gas from the Russkaya compressor station on the Russian Black Sea coast under the Black Sea to the Bulgarian coast.
The offshore section of the 63 bcm (2.2 tcf) pipeline will stretch around 900 km (559 mi), with a maximum dept of over 2,000 m (6,561 ft). South Stream will then take supplies to other countries in southern Europe, following either a northwesterly or southwesterly route from Bulgaria.