Pipelines, Storage & Power

How reverse flows are changing European gas

New west-to-east and south-to-north gas flows are making the European market more interconnected and less reliant on Russia New west-to-east and south-to-north gas flows are making the European market more interconnected and less reliant on Russia.
By Silvia Favasuli 5 May 2017 0 25776

It has been only three years since Polish operator Gaz-System opened its first reverse-flow link along the Yamal pipeline to ship gas supplies from Germany into Ukraine. 

Since then, many other countries in central and eastern Europe have been building new gas links with each other in an attempt to become less reliant on Russia. This includes the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Italy’s transmission system operator, Snam, has worked with Belgian operator Fluxys to open a new south-to-north corridor and to make it possible...