Dariusz Kalan

Eastern Europe correspondent
Deliveries of test gas  to the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, Poland.

Central Europe eyes further investment in LNG

Central Europe is looking to LNG to provide an alternative to its over-dependence on Russian gas imports.

17 October 2017
Ships laying pipeline for Turkish Stream

Turkish Stream puts the Balkans under the spotlight

The Balkans will be an important gas transit corridor once the second stage of Turkish Stream is built, but it could also lead to greater regional dependence on Russia.

6 September 2017
Sections of the Negotino-Klecovce pipeline, FYR Macedonia

Financing could stymie FYR Macedonia-Bulgaria link

Plans for a second gas interconnector between FYR Macedonia and Bulgaria may struggle to attract funding.

4 September 2017

Serbia’s turn to Russia becomes a challenge for EU

Serbia has signalled its intention to join Russia’s Turkish Stream pipeline project, which could alienate the EU.

31 August 2017

Croatian FSRU revives talks of reverse flow to Hungary

Plans for reverse-flow capacity on the Hungarian-Croatian interconnector have faced lengthy delays, but proposals for an LNG terminal in Krk have revived interest.

24 July 2017

Eastring moves forward, but money remains an issue

The proposed interconnector is making slow progress, but questions over funding and a competing project mean it still has far to go, experts say.

18 July 2017

Slovakia supporting Ukraine despite risks – Hamžík

Slovakia’s ambassador-at-large for energy security explains his country’s reverse-flow support for Ukraine.

17 July 2017

Lithuania’s gas hub plans move further away

Although the Klaipeda LNG terminal has been successful for Lithuania, the country’s attempt to become a Baltic gas trading hub is faltering.

2 June 2017

Poland-Lithuania energy talks rise above politics

Energy relations between Poland and Lithuania should not be marred by political disputes, a former Lithuanian energy minister says.

17 May 2017

Czech NS2 support ‘tough luck’ for Poland – Bartuška

Poland and the Czech Republic are struggling to agree over further connecting their gas networks. The Czech ambassador for energy security explains why.

2 May 2017

Work ongoing for Polish-Slovak interconnector

The Polish-Slovak interconnector is set to receive a large share of its funding through the European Commission, but the project will still face challenges beyond its control.

31 March 2017

Politics and finance complicate INA buy-out

Croatia is attempting to buy out Hungarian player MOL’s share in INA, but tangled political relations and a lack of cash are complicating matters.

15 March 2017

Eastring’s goal is not to serve one supplier – Topolánek

Eustream board member Mirek Topolánek discusses the opportunities and challenges of the proposed Eastring pipeline.

22 February 2017

EBRD talks to fund TAP still ongoing

Representatives of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline approached the EBRD for funding five years ago, but the two are still working to reach an agreement.

17 February 2017

Nord Stream 2 ‘a security threat’ – US official

Russia’s planned pipeline has come under scrutiny from the United States, with a senior official voicing his opposition to the project.

17 February 2017

Bulgaria and Serbia join forces on gas

Momentum is building behind plans for the Bulgaria-Serbia interconnector, which it is hoped will allow the countries to diversify their supply sources.

7 February 2017

Gas on the agenda for Putin-Orbán meeting

The upcoming summit between the Hungarian and Russian leaders may spark closer cooperation between the two countries on energy.

20 January 2017

Ukraine turns to Slovakia to diversify supplies

Slovakia’s plans to increase exports to Ukraine will provide it with commercial opportunities while supporting Ukraine’s supply diversification.

4 January 2017

Poland to challenge EC in court over OPAL pipeline

PGNiG will take the European Commission to court over its decision to give Gazprom greater access to the OPAL pipeline.

12 December 2016

Polish-Czech gas interconnector in jeopardy

The proposed Stork 2 pipeline between Poland and the Czech Republic could be facing problems because neither country has applied for EU funding for the project.

25 November 2016

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