We have invested over 320 million Euro in the construction of 2,400 km of distribution pipelines. We reached the homes of nearly 250,000 Bulgarian households. Every month we provide an energy alternative to over 60,000 families, over 3,000 manufacturing companies, hundreds of schools, kindergartens, hospitals and social institutions.
Natural gas has always been the most affordable energy for society. Together, more than two decades ago, we started the gasification story of Bulgaria, which with zeal and desire we, Overgas, and you, our friends and partners, will continue to write. Together, we traveled the long and thorny path of changing the status quo and building a functional energy market. Because we have always advocated the right of choice. Because we are on your side. Because we are alike.
Under his leadership, the Bulgarian Cities Gasification Project was developed and implemented.
He is the author of more than 30 scientific and engineering development papers published in Bulgaria, Russia, USA, Germany, Austria, Syria and Libya.
From 2007 to 2018, Sasho Dontchev was Chairman of the Bulgarian Natural Gas Association (BNGA). In two consecutive terms (2011-2018) he was also Chairman of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA).
He represents the Bulgarian gas sector in the Council of the International Gas Union.
He was awarded the title of Honorary Member and the Golden Award of the Ecoforum for Sustainable Development World Movement; he is a recipient of the Order of Saint Sergius of Radonezh III degree of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Sasho Dontchev is the publisher of SEGA information website; he is a member of the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria. His successfully realized project in the field of education is Balgarsko Shkolo educational complex.
Before he founded Overgas, from 1978 to 1991, he worked at Gazstroymontazh. He held the positions of technical manager, designer, specialist in the Foreign Trade Department, head of the Russia-Turkey Transit Gas Pipeline site. Later, he became the director of the Construction and Installation Department of the construction of the Tula-Shostka-Kyiv main gas pipeline.
Sasho Dontchev graduated I. М. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas summa cum laude with a degree in Construction of Gas Pipelines, Gas Storage Facilities and Oil Depots, and the University of National and World Economy in Sofia with a degree in Foreign Economic Relations. He speaks Russian, English and Polish.