Kiev targets new gas sources with TBP reverse flow

Ukraine’s transmission system operator has launched a plan for reverse flows along the Trans-Balkan Pipeline, but the scheme faces many difficulties Ukraine’s transmission system operator has launched a plan for reverse flows along the Trans-Balkan Pipeline, but the scheme faces many difficulties.
By Silvia Favasuli 6 April 2018 0 30318
Pressure gauge on a gas pipeline. A pressure gauge on the Brotherhood pipeline, which runs through Ukraine. (PA)

Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian transmission system operator (TSO), is looking to access to new sources of gas by adding reverse-flow capability to a section of the Trans-Balkan Pipeline (TBP). But the limited availability of supplies from Romania and other sources in Southeastern Europe casts doubt on the project. 

Ukrtransgaz is planning to equip the Russia-Bulgaria Transit 1 pipeline – one of the three connections that form the TBP – with physical reverse-flow capabilities after 2019. The facility would potentially allow up to 5 billion cubic metres per...

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