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The first Phase the new BRUA gas pipeline for Southeast Europe will be ready in 2019

By Edwig Ban
On 21 March 2018, the Romanian Ministry of Energy issued the BRUA gas pipeline decision, a new natural gas corridor to connect Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary (Ungaria) and Austria. This step entitles the Transgaz operator to start the BRUA works.
"We issued the exhaustive decision at the same time that Transgaz fulfilled all the legal conditions necessary for the construction of this European gas pipeline. This moment is important because it brings us closer to the role that Romania wants in the region. Through BRUA, Romania will be able to exploit the huge potential of the Black Sea natural gas deposits and thus we will become an energy security factor in this part of Europe, "said Energy Minister Anton Anton.
The BRUA project consists of building a pipeline of about 479 kilometers long and three compressing stations (Jupa, Bibesti and Podişor). The gas pipeline will cross the counties of Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dâmboviţa, Argeş, Olt, Valcea, Gorj, Hunedoara, Caras-Severin and Timiş. The deadline for the completion of BRUA Phase I is, according to the calendar, 2019.
The Ministry of Energy, as the competent authority for energy infrastructure projects of common interest, today issued March 21, 2018, the Exhaustive Decision on the BRUA gas pipeline, a new natural gas corridor that will connect Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria. says the document.
According to a Transgaz information published on the Bucharest Stock Exchange website, in the BRUA project's estimated timetable, the Phase I completion ends on 2019.
The BRUA section on the Romanian territory also aims to transport the natural gas to be exploited in the Black Sea.
BRUA gas pipeline is developed in the context of the diversification of natural gas supply sources of European countries, increasing the security of natural gas supply of Romania through access to new sources.
The project will ensure: on the direction of Bulgaria - a transport capacity in both directions of flow of 1.5 billion m3 / year and, in the direction of Hungary - a transport capacity of 1.75 billion m3 / year in Phase I and 4 , 4 mc.m./an in Phase II. The Phase I of the project also benefits from financial support from the European Union, which has allocated over 200 million euros for the project.
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