Pipelines, Storage & Power

Romania and Bulgaria prepare for BRUA-TAP link

A connection between the two pipeline projects would give Black Sea producers an alternative route to liquid hubs in Europe A connection between the two pipeline projects would give Black Sea producers an alternative route to liquid hubs in Europe.
By Silvia Favasuli 15 June 2018 0 31319
Exploration in Romania’s section of the Black Sea Exploration in Romania’s section of the Black Sea. (Petrom)

The transmission system operators (TSOs) of Romania and Bulgaria are working together to connect the Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA) pipeline to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). 

The move may be good news for companies operating in the Black Sea, which had intended to use BRUA to send gas to Austria’s Baumgarten hub but were frustrated by Hungary’s move in July last year to exclude Austria from the project. 

Ciprian Octavian Alic, director of the European Funds Accessing and International Relations Division at Romanian TSO Transgaz, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily...