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Romania says it has produced first gas from the Black Sea

Romania says it has produced first gas from the Black Sea

The first gas from the Black Sea entered Romania’s national gas pipeline system on Wednesday. This was announced by Energy Minister Virgil Popescu.

“It’s official!” he wrote. “The first gas from the Black Sea entered the national transport system today. This is gas from the Ana field in the Midia perimeter, which is operated by Black Sea Oil & Gas.”


Black Sea Oil & Gas said it plans to produce 0.5 billion cubic meters this year. m of gas. Production in the perimeter will be approximately 1 billion cubic meters. m per year in the next three years of the 10 years that the Ana and Doina fields are expected to operate. The Romanian-headquartered company is owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


The Romanian government issued a statement on Wednesday stating that “natural gas production in the Midia perimeter will provide 10% of national consumption per year and bring Romania closer to energy independence.”