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Bosnia to be next battleground for CEE energy

Serbia is planning to extend the TurkStream pipeline across the north of Bosnia & Herzegovina, but Croatia is also building an interconnector in the south of the country Serbia is planning to extend the TurkStream pipeline across the north of Bosnia & Herzegovina, but Croatia is also building an interconnector in the south of the country.
By Silvia Favasuli 13 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34306
Welding the first joint of Serbia's section of the now-abandoned South Stream pipeline. (Gazprom)

The key issue: Serbian transmission system operator Srbijagas has bought a majority stake in two of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s gas transport companies, suggesting it is getting ready to extend South Stream Lite into Bosnia. But Croatia is not happy with the plan.

Interfax analysis: A Russian-backed Serbian company is tiptoeing into Bosnia & Herzegovina’s gas market, a move that risks creating tensions between the three main ethnic communities in the country.

Bosnia is split into two political entities: the Republika Srpska in the northern and eastern parts...