February 2015, Vol. 242, No. 2


Eastring Pipeline Eustreams Alternative Solution To South Stream Pipeline

Reuters reports Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream is proposing a new pipeline be built to carry natural gas from western Europe to the Balkans, relieving the region of its almost total dependence on Russian supply. According to the report, its backers say, would ensure countries such as Bulgaria and Serbia can receive gas even if Russian supplies via Ukraine are disrupted. It would also remove the need for the planned South Stream pipeline across the Black Sea, which is backed by Moscow and opposed by Brussels and Washington. The Slovak operator proposes gas be piped from western European hubs via Slovakia’s existing system into Ukraine and then into Romania and on to Bulga

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