Langzeit Theater um die Burgas-Alexandroupolis Oil Pipeline

 Bulgarien verlässt Projekt Burgas-Alexandroupolis
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16.12.2011, 10:23
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Bulgarien hat Russlands Außenministerium offiziell über seinen Ausstieg aus dem Ölpipeline-Projekt Burgas-Alexandroupolis informiert.

Die entsprechenden Behörden gemeinsam mit den Unternehmen, die am Projekt beteiligt sind, würden derzeit die Situation behandeln, teilte das Ministerium am Donnerstag mit. „Wir gehen davon aus, dass eine endgültige Entscheidung dazu mit Rücksicht auf die Meinungen aller interessierten Seiten getroffen wird“, hieß es.

Anfang Dezember hatte der bulgarische Vizepremier Simeon Djankov mitgeteilt, dass Bulgarien sich aus dem Projekt zurückziehe, weil dieses „unter den Bedingungen und Finanzzahlen, die im Abkommen 2007 festgelegt wurden, nicht umgesetzt werden kann“.

Russland, Bulgarien und Griechenland hatten 2007 ein Regierungsabkommen über den Bau der Pipeline unterzeichnet. Sofia hatte bereits seit langem die Umsetzung gebremst. Nach der Einstellung der Finanzierung hat Bulgarien in dem Projekt mittlerweile 7,3 Millionen Euro Schulden angesammelt.

Durch die Rohrleitung Burgas-Alexandroupolis sollen bis zu 50 Millionen Tonnen Rohöl im Jahr in Umgehung der überbelasteten türkischen Meerengen Bosporus und Dardanellen auf Märkte Süd- und Westeuropas gepumpt werden.

http://german.ruvr.ru/2011/12/16/62321614.html

Bulgaria pulls out of controversial oil pipeline project

20/12/2011

The Bulgarian government’s decision to withdraw from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project has left Athens and Moscow disappointed, but has been welcomed by people in the Balkan nation’s southern Black Sea coast.

By Svetla Dimitrova for Southeast European Times in Sofia — 20/12/11

 

 

photoBulgaria will withdraw from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project. [File]

The Russian government is expected to discuss Bulgaria’s proposal for the termination of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline agreement at a meeting early next year, Moscow-based news agency RIA Novosti reported on Monday (December 19th).

It also quoted Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky as saying that the parties to the deal, including Greece, could go either way on Sofia’s request.

The Bulgarian government said on December 7th that it wanted the trilateral agreement signed in Athens on March 15th, 2007 to be terminated by mutual consent. If the other participants do not agree to this, it would pull out of the project in twelve months.

The cabinet’s decision was based on the fact that Sofia no longer views the pipeline as financially and economically viable, Finance Minister Simeon Djankov told reporters, adding that Bulgaria would not face any sanctions.

„According to the analysis of the oil pipeline project, it cannot be implemented under the terms of the 2007 agreement,“ the minister explained.

Under the deal, the 279km overland pipeline, which was first conceived back in 1993, would transport Russian crude oil from Bulgaria’s Black Sea port city of Burgas to the Greek town of Alexandroupolis on the Aegean Sea. It would have an initial annual capacity of 35 million tonnes, which could later be expanded to 50 million tonnes.

Following years of negotiations, the parties eventually agreed that Russian firms would hold 51% of the shares of the project company, TransBalkan Pipeline, leaving Bulgaria and Greece with 24.5% each.

Bulgaria officially notified its partners of its decision last week. Disappointed by Sofia’s move, Greek Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister George Papakonstantinou said that Athens was ready to renegotiate the terms of the contract.

http://setimes.com/

Greece is ready to renegotiate the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline to become profitable for Bulgaria

Greeks are willing to renegotiate the conditions for the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline in order to realize the project, said Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change George Papakonstantinou, answering Victoria Mindova’s question “What is your position concerning the Burgas-Alexandroupolis project after Bulgaria’s withdrawal? ” Papakonstantinou replied, “The Burgas-Alexandroupolis project remains extremely important to us and we are willing to accomplish it. We are sorry for the specific position of the Bulgarian government at the moment and we would like the existing problems to be solved. We are ready to negotiate again with the other two parties to find an opportunity to realize the project in a different form.”

Greece continues to seriously express its willingness to realize the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline despite Bulgaria’s firm position that it would like to abandon the project. While the situation with the pipeline is being clarified, Greece is seeking ways to utilize unused deposits of mineral resources because, despite the goodwill of the government, the development of renewable energy sources is still lagging.

Greece is one of the European countries with significant deposits of mineral resources. The latest data show that the deposits in the country are worth € 28 billion at current prices, said Yiannis Maniatis, Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. 75% of the production of Greece, which corresponds to approximately € 1.5 billion, is exported. This sector employs 23,000 people directly and another 100,000 people indirectly. He believes the country is able to expand the extraction of mineral resources, which will significantly increase and improve the trade balance and the budget revenues.

There will be a ministerial invitation to tender for the development and extraction of gold, copper, silver and other metal mines in the area of ​​Kilkis by the end of the year. Initial estimates of operating revenue reached € 1.5 billion, which could be developed to reach turnovers of up to € 7 billion. Maniatis promised other government auctions would follow until March 2012. This will allow competitive private interests to enter the energy and extractive sector, which will break the state monopoly in this field.

Based on these plans, Maniatis expects that in the next 10 years, Greece would be able to meet between 20% – 30% of its energy needs from its own primary resources. “Every year, Greece spends about € 10-12 billion for imports of 99.5% of the oil products we need. The energy programme we have developed now will allow us to reduce its imports by 30% within 10 years due to the local production development.”…http://www.defencegreece.com

Kommentar: die Griechen und Russen wollen die Pipeline und sie wird irgendwie gebaut werden.

Turkey warns of growing traffic through Bosporus

02/07/2010

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Authorities and representatives of about 20 of the biggest oil companies in the world met in Istanbul on Thursday (July 1st) to discuss ways to reduce environmental and health risks posed by the growing tanker traffic through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. „In 2009, 51,424 ships, including many tankers, crossed the Bosporus. This is four times more than traffic through the Panama Channel and three times more than the Suez Channel,“ Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu said after the forum. „Straits can no longer take the growing traffic of tankers and cargo ships. The risks of incidents affecting the environment are obvious,“ he added. Turkish authorities presented alternative land routes to companies such as British Petroleum, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ENI, Shell, Total and Transneft. (Zaman – 02/07/10; AFP, Reuters, Hurriyet – 01/07/10)
Greek government drafts measure on pipeline

02/07/2010

ATHENS, Greece — The government adopted a draft measure Thursday (July 1st) on construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline that would allow the appropriation of land needed to build the facility. Owners of the land would be compensated under the draft. „This is a project of national importance and will benefit the society. We continue our efforts to secure the construction,“ the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Ministry said. The pipeline is expected to run from the Bulgarian town of Burgas on the Black Sea to Alexandroupolis in the northeast Aegean, bypassing the Bosporus Straits. It is based on a trilateral agreement signed in March 2007. (ITAR-TASS, ANA-MPA – 01/07/10)


AMBO Öl Pipeline ist zum am Ende
Rußland drängt Bulgarien und Griechenland zum Verkauf ihrer Anteile an der Burgas-Alexandroupolis-Pipeline

Rußland hat in der jüngsten Athener Gesprächsrunde Bulgarien und Griechenland erneut gedrängt, ihre Anteile an der geplanten Burgas-Alexandroupolis-Pipeline von der bulgarischen Schwarzmeerküste an die griechische Mittelmeerküste zu verkaufen. Rußland besteht auf Vertragsstrafen, falls einer der Anteilseigner keine Ölliefergarantie in Höhe seines Anteils am Konsortium geben könne. Experten meinen, der Ölriese Rußland wolle sich die Anteile sichern, bevor der Wert des Ölleitungskonsortiums erwartungsgemäß erheblich steige. 

Kapazität wie die BTC-Pipeline

Bulgarien will nicht verkaufen. Es bemüht sich um Öllieferungen – möglicherweise aus Supsa in Georgien – für sein Viertel an der Leitungskapazität von zunächst 35 Millionen Tonnen pro Jahr, die auf 50 Millionen Tonnen pro Jahr aufgestockt werden soll. Die höhere Zahl entpräche einer Million Barrel pro Tag, der maximalen Liefermenge der BTC-Pipeline von Baku in Aserbaidschan über Georgien nach Ceyhan an der türkischen Mittelmeerküste. Die BTC-Pipeleine gehört einem Konsortium unter Führung der anglo-amerikanischen BP Amoco.

Die Burgas-Alexandroupolis-Pipeline würde mit dem im russischen Ölhafen Novorossijsk nach Burgas verschifften kaspischen Öl den Engpaß Bosporus/Dardanellen ebenso umgehen wie die BTC-Pipeline, die bereits in Betrieb ist,  siehe Karte.

Die Russen stornieren die Pipeline: Burgas-Alexandroupolis