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Energy Ministry issues decision to start works on BRHA pipeline

The Ministry of Energy has issued the decision to start the works on the BRHA pipeline, a release from the ministry on Wednesday reads.

The ministry informs that, as competent authority for energy infrastructure, has issued on March 21 the exhaustive decision regarding the BRHA pipeline, a new natural gas corridor to interconnect Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria. This step will allow Transgaz to start the works.

“We have issued the exhaustive decision, concomitantly with the completing, by Transgaz, of all legal conditions for the building of this European pipeline. This moment is very important, because is get us closer to the role Romania wants to play in the region. Through BRHA, Romania will be able to exploit the huge potential of natural gas in the Black Sea and thus it can become an energy security factor in this part of Europe,” Energy Minister, Anton Anton, said, quoted by the release.

The BRHA project consists of building a pipeline of about 479 kilometres 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 the Phase I of BRHA is, according to the calendar, 2019.

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