The technical capacity at the Csanádpalota natural gas interconnection point between Romania and Hungary will increase from 1 October this year (30 June).
This comes as a result of further joint transmission system optimisation between Romanian operator Transgaz and Hungarian operator FGSZ.
“The transmission system operators consider this improvement as an important first step of
the Solidarity Ring initiative, which – through close cooperation and incremental
developments of the Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovak TSOs – aims to offer
increased transmission capacities for alternative natural gas resources entering the Central
Eastern European region from the Southern direction,” Transgaz said in a press release.
Under the Solidarity Ring initiative, the yearly capacity auction on 3 July will offer currently available capacities and enable shippers to express their future requirements along the route during the non-binding demand assessment procedure in July and August, in line with the CAM NC (Capacity Allocation Mechanism Network Code) regulation.
In April, SOCAR, an Azerbaijani oil and gas company, along with gas transmission network operators from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia, jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Solidarity Ring gas corridor project. The project aims to enhance and expand the cross-border transmission infrastructure, facilitating increased gas supplies from Azerbaijan to the EU.