North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovakia is getting closer to reducing its dependence on Russian natural gas. Two projects of the country’s gas transmission system operator Eustream are among the latest 18 projects chosen as priority European energy infrastructure projects. The European Commission plans to invest a total of 444 million euro in them.

The European Union will contribute 107.7 million euro or 40 per cent of planned costs for building the Slovak-Polish gas pipeline. The second of Slovakia’s projects to be supported by funding from the EU is Eustream’s Eastring, with the aim to interconnect Slovakia’s gas transmission infrastructure with the Balkans.

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