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Bosnia-Croatia pipeline moves forward amid controversy

The project has received EU backing for a feasibility study but faces many hurdles, including competition from a scheme intended to link Bosnia to Serbia and the TurkStream pipeline The project has received EU backing for a feasibility study but faces many hurdles, including competition from a scheme intended to link Bosnia to Serbia and the TurkStream pipeline.
By Anna Gumbau 19 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34415
The city of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. (PA)

The planned pipeline between Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina has taken a step forward after receiving approval for a feasibility study and tender documents from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement. Bosnian transmission system operator BH Gas announced it had received the green light for the project on Thursday, allowing it to move into the implementation phase.

The pipeline, known as the South Gas Interconnector, is expected to reduce Bosnia’s dependence on Russian gas from 2023 and would enable the country to import volumes from...