Pipelines, Storage & Power

Hungary dials up transit state ambitions

Hungary is working on a 2 bcm/y pipeline project that would allow Russian gas from Turkish Stream to be piped to Italy Hungary is working on a 2 bcm/y pipeline project that would allow Russian gas from Turkish Stream to be piped to Italy.
By Silvia Favasuli 6 November 2018 0 33182
The Baumgarten gas hub in Austria. (Nabucco)

Hungary is rapidly carving out a position as one of the most influential gas transit states in Central and Eastern Europe.

Budapest succeeded in diverting the route of the Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria (BRUA) pipeline – a project aimed at bringing Black Sea gas into Western Europe – into Slovakia, causing the project to be renamed as BRUSKA. Hungary is now looking to redirect the flow of gas from the second leg of the Turkish Stream pipeline away from Austria and into Slovenia.

Hungarian transmission system operator...