Plinacro and BH-Gas continue activities on the development of the Southern Interconnection

The national Gas Transmission System Operator of the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Gas Transmission System Operator of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Plinacro and BH-Gas, held a meeting today in Mostar concerning the continuation of the cooperation in the development of the Southern Interconnection project in the direction Dugopolje – Zagvozd – Imotski – Posušje – Tomislavgrad – Novi Travnik and a branch to Mostar. The meeting was attended by representatives of USAID Energy Policy Activity (USAID EPA).

Since Bosnia and Herzegovina has got only one entry into the gas transmission system, the Southern Interconnection project represents strategic importance for security of natural gas supply for this country because it provides diversification of supply routes and sources (through the LNG terminal on the island of Krk, the future Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline that will provide gas from the Caspian region and other supply routes that go through the Republic of Croatia) and further gasification of BiH, which will also result in an increase in the transit of natural gas through the Republic of Croatia.
The realization of the project opens the possibility of a positive economic impact on the area along the entire route of the future gas pipeline. The development of the gas network is in compliance with the European Union's "Green Deal" policy, as it consequently results in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
During the meeting, a Statement on the interconnection point of the main gas pipeline between the Croatian and Bosnian and Herzegovinian gas transmission systems was signed.
So far Plinacro and BH-Gas signed several Letters of Intent and a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation based on which joint activities related to the development of interconnections between neighbouring countries are carried out.