Friday, 9 January 2009

Lack of Gas - Problem for Yambol

Comments made today on the Russians cutting off Gas to Bulgaria.
Ilcho Kavkazov

The situation is really bad for my business. We export to Greece and the winter months are the most profitable for us because hollow fibre is used in duvets and people buy duvets mostly in the winter.

We are already beginning to feel the effect of the economic crisis, but if this situation continues, things will get even worse. I may have to lay-off 15 to 20 of my 60 workers.

Still, there are people worse off than I am - I live in Bulgaria's second largest city. I've got colleagues in the small town of Yambol, where gas supply has stopped entirely, resulting in a complete halt of production.

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