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Pressure mounts on Hungary to restore original BRUA route

Budapest seems to have failed in its attempt to change the route of the pipeline, and it has also made a U-turn on investing in the Krk LNG terminal Budapest seems to have failed in its attempt to change the route of the pipeline, and it has also made a U-turn on investing in the Krk LNG terminal.
By Silvia Favasuli 11 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34128
Budapest, the capital of Hungary. (Gazprom)

The EU’s energy watchdog has ordered Hungary to launch a new auction to gauge demand for a reverse-flow project on the country’s interconnection point with the Austrian gas grid.

The instruction by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) puts pressure on Hungary to abandon its plan to divert the proposed Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA) pipeline into Slovakia, thus restoring the project to its original planned route.

FGSZ, Hungary’s transmission system operator (TSO), first proposed diverting BRUA in July 2017, arguing it would be more convenient to...