Mayor of Sofia: Capital city will be out of gas for the winter

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova accused the state of not being able to guarantee the necessary quantities of gas for the capital's consumption in the winter of 2022.
According to her, this is why the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) and Bulgargaz have warned the Sofia Central Heating Company that its gas deliveries could be cut off from September 1. "It is unthinkable to say that they are cutting off the heat supply for over 1 million Sofia residents in order to divert these quantities to the Chiren gas storage facility," the mayor said.
Yesterday, the chairman of EWRC Stanislav Todorov announced that if the supplies to Sofia are stopped, these quantities will be used to fill the Chiren gas storage facility. He also said that the Sofia Central Heating Company must be audited for unpaid debts to "Bulgargas" of 328 167 million euros.
According to Mayor Fandakova, the Sofia Central Heating Company has not received from the state 170 million euros in profits and this is the reason why the company does not settle its debts. /BGNES