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Hungary's BRUA diversion teeters on the brink

The third phase of an open season on the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria corridor failed last week, suggesting Hungary’s plan to divert the BRUA project into Slovakia is unlikely to succeed The third phase of an open season on the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria corridor failed last week, suggesting Hungary’s plan to divert the BRUA project into Slovakia is unlikely to succeed.
By Silvia Favasuli 30 April 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34177
A Nafta-owned gas facility in Slovakia. (Nafta)

A joint effort by Budapest and Bratislava to divert the planned Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria pipeline into Slovakia is on the verge of collapse.

Magyar Gaz Tranzit (MGT) – one of Hungary’s two gas transmission system operators – has so far failed to secure binding bids from shippers for the Hungary-Slovakia-Austria (HUSKAT) corridor. The plan would see the capacity of the Hungary-Slovakia interconnector expanded from 1.75 billion cubic metres per year to 4.4 bcm/y.

The TSO said last week that the third phase of bidding did not generate enough interest...