Policy & Regulation

Russia and Hungary driving CEE interconnections

EU-level plans to add interconnectors in the region are progressing slowly, while Gazprom and Hungary are both establishing an increasing presence EU-level plans to add interconnectors in the region are progressing slowly, while Gazprom and Hungary are both establishing an increasing presence.
By Silvia Favasuli 15 November 2018 0 33309

The development of pipeline interconnectors in Central and Eastern Europe is characterised by two main factors: Gazprom’s plans to extend the second leg of Turkish Stream across the Balkans, and Hungary’s intention to become a regional transit hub.

Italy’s Saipem is conducting FEED studies on a Bulgaria-Serbia-Hungary Interconnector to distribute Russian volumes from the second leg of Turkish Stream on behalf of Gastrans, Gazprom’s subsidiary in Serbia. Bulgaria has also planned an 11 km pipeline to link Turkish Stream with...