Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Greece aim interconnection of gas grids
Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Greece intend to promote at EU level a project to interconnect the national gas networks in a project called Aegean Baltic Corridor and will require funding from the European Commission in this regard.
“We are particularly concerned about the diversification of natural gas supply for increasing the level of regional energy security. In this context, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and possibly Hungary are to form a sub-group within the group, responsible for the construction of the Vertical Corridor (Aegean Baltic Corridor project - our note) to interconnect these countries’ natural gas networks,” said Andrei Gerea, Minister of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises and Business in a statement. The Aegean Baltic Corridor project would serve to interconnect the gas transportation system between Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, in order to increase the gas supply security in Central and Eastern Europe.