Policy & Regulation

Central Europe’s gas hubs challenged despite progress

EU cash has helped gas projects get off the ground in Central Europe, but more collaboration is needed to increase interconnectivity and trade in the region EU cash has helped gas projects get off the ground in Central Europe, but more collaboration is needed to increase interconnectivity and trade in the region.
By Andreas Walstad 6 November 2018 0 33180
A section of pipeline to Świnoujście in Poland. (Gaz-System)

Central Europe has taken significant steps towards achieving better interconnected gas markets, but work is still needed to boost trade and security of supply in the region.

Miklós Panyi, head of foreign affairs at Hungarian utility MVM Group, told the Central European Day of Energy conference at the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday that there was a “missing link” between Slovenia and Hungary. He said this was exemplified by an explosion at the Baumgarten hub in Austria last December that cut...