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

By Dariusz Kalan 22 February 2017
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Eustream’s Mirek Topolánek. (Mirek Topolánek) Eustream’s Mirek Topolánek. (Mirek Topolánek)

The Eastring is one of a number of new gas pipeline routes proposed after the failure of South Stream, and was put forward by Slovak transmission system operator Eustream. The pipeline aims to connect hubs in Western Europe with the Black Sea, thereby maintaining Slovakia’s role as a transit state. 

Although neither the exact route of the pipeline nor its sources of its financing have yet been decided, Mirek Topolánek, prime minister of the Czech Republic from 2006 to 2009 and currently a member of Eustream’s board of directors, believes Eastring will change the landscape of Russian gas-dependent Central and Eastern Europe.

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