Bosnia, Croatia Sign Memo on New Gas Links
Croatia's transmission system operator Plinacro has signed a three-yearmemorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bosnia's BH-Gas to intensify work connecting the two countries' gas networks, it said on July 20.
The two companies aim to link the two systems at the Imotski-Posusje, Slobodnica-Brod and Rakovica-Trzac border points, Plinacro said in a statement. Doing so will enable Bosnia to access gas arriving at Croatia's Krk LNG terminal, due online in 2021. It could also obtain Azeri gas and other supplies, if the Ionian-Adriatic pipeline running from Albania through Montenegro to Croatia is built.
Bosnia currently takes all its gas from Russia, with volumes amounting to 236mn m3 last year, according to Gazprom data.
The Krk terminal has a regasification capacity of 2.6bn m3/yr, much of which has been booked by Qatar's Power Global. Besides the Croatian and Bosnian markets, the terminal could also supply gas to Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, its developers say.