Slovenia to sign South Stream agreement soon

SLOVENIA

Slovenia is expected to sign the agreement for constructing a part of the South Stream gas pipeline on its territory soon, Prime Minister Borut Pahor said. Pahor added that the details regarding the agreement will be confirmed soon at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to Slovenian news agency STA.

A group of experts from the Russian Gazprom gas company and officials of the Russian energy ministry will be visiting Slovenia on Friday to meet with Slovenian Economy Ministry officials in order to finalize the taxation aspects of the agreement.

The South Stream pipeline will take Russian gas under the Black Sea, 900 kilometers through Bulgaria, Serbia and into other European countries.

The deadline for finishing the construction of the pipeline is said to be the end of 2015.

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