North-South Gas Corridor
Description of the project
The North-South Gas Corridor connects the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście with the Baltic Pipe, through central Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with the proposed Adria LNG terminal in Croatia.
The Corridor is comprised of many bi-directional inter-system gas connections and domestic gas pipelines that are already in place, or are still on various stages of the planning or construction process.
- increasing the integration of regional gas markets,
- increasing security of supplies,
- enabling access to new sources of supply (LNG, Norway) for Eastern Europe,
- coordination of regional infrastructure projects,
- the harmonisation/unification of principles that are valid and binding on the market,
- enabling the implementation of regional prevention and emergency procedures in crises situations.
Project of Common Interest
In October 2013, the European Commission granted the status of the Project of Common Interest to the project. More information about the meaning of PCI status for the development of the gas transmission infrastructure is presented here and in the brochure on PCI projects. Subject to meeting additional requirments, the project might also be eligible for the EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which will apply under the European Union financial perspective 2014-2020.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. carries out the North-South Gas Corridor project without prejudice to rights of all stakeholders. Please, submit your notes, comments and questions concerning the North-South project, which is the Project of Common Interest, via this form.