It is very important to optimize the natural gas mix as a price proposal to the regulator. To be optimized using the available quantity in the gas storage, the supplies of Azeri gas and the supplies from Gazprom.
Even if he accepts that the quantities are as they are, we can also make a big difference for the end user, because we have a regulated market, we also have a market that is free, said the new chairman of the board of directors of Bulgargaz Ivan Topchiiski in the first his TV interview in "This Sunday" on BTV.
The price of gas has been increased in a way that does not seem logical
According to him, "the price of gas has been increased in a way that does not seem logical."
Topchiiski has not yet learned about the activities of the previous leadership and does not want to comment on them. The new leadership is yet to take office. "Questions arise as to how rational these prices are. We have yet to understand and analyze whether the decisions of the previous management were too conservative or too aggressive, said the new chairman of the Board of Directors.
Topchiiski took over as chairman of Bulgargaz's board of directors during a surprise reshuffle of management taken on Friday by BEH.
His position was offered three days ago, and the reason was his financial expertise in the past, when in 2005-2008 he audited Bulgargaz, he said.
The main goal is to have transparency and efficiency in the work of the company
Topchiiski pointed out that he was not acquainted with the conclusions of the inspection of BEH, which led to the dismissal of the previous leadership, nor did he know what was established during the action of SANS in the gas company.
Our main task is to have transparency and efficiency in the work of the company, said Topchiiski.
As for allegations that the company's new executive director, Lyudmil Yotsov, is affiliated with Gazprom, Topchiiski said it was normal after Yotsov had worked in the industry to have contacts with suppliers.
Cheaper supplies of cheaper Azeri gas can be optimized even with the current connection of the gas transmission network with Greece, Topchiiski said.
The infrastructure is managed by other companies. We will concentrate on the trade part, said Topchiiski.
It is important to see what the presumptions are about the price increase and to make the increase smooth and due to all the opportunities that Bulgaria has as a geographical location and diplomatic relations, said the chairman of the Board of Directors of Bulgargaz.
Tensions between NATO and Russia add an "additional element of complexity" to future negotiations with Gazprom, which will be joined by the prime minister and the government to address several levels.