"Forecasts both last year and this year are for natural gas prices to remain at high levels.

At least this year they will stay around the current levels.

There will be no increase, but they will not fall to the levels of 2019."

Kaloyan Staykov, the chief economist at the Non-Governmental Institute for Energy Management, said this on BTV News.

"It is not clear what is happening with politics in the sector.

This has been a major criticism of businesses – they cannot predict prices, which makes contracting difficult.

The price is less of an issue.

The lack of security worries businesses," he stressed.

"Bulgargaz": Natural gas will become cheaper by nearly 30% in February

"It is high time there was a change in policy.

Deals are made month by month.

There is no information with whom the deals are concluded, under what conditions, whether there are tenders.

There is a lack of transparency in Bulgaria," added the economist.

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Kaloyan Staykov