Black Sea Shore–Podișor Gas Pipeline
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Black Sea Shore–Podișor Gas Pipeline, also known as the Tuzla - Podisor pipeline, is a proposed onshore and offshore gas pipeline in Romania.
- Operator: TRANSGAZ, S.A.
- Owner: TRANSGAZ, S.A.
- Parent: TRANSGAZ, S.A.
- Length: 308 km / 191.38 miles
- Diameter: 48, 40 inches
- Status: Construction
- Cost: €360 million (US$410 million)
- Financing: €150 million (US$183 million) loan from the European Investment Bank
- Start Year: 2022
- Associated project: BRUA Gas Pipeline
- ENTSOG 2020 TYNDP Project Code: TRA-A-362.
The Black Sea Shore–Podișor Gas pipeline is located in the Southeastern area of Romania. Its route goes from southeast towards west, crossing the Romanian counties of Constanţa, Călăraşi and Giurgiu. Plans show it connecting with the BRUA Gas Pipeline in Podisor.
According to the project's preliminary schedule, the construction of the pipeline was supposed to take place between 2018 and 2020, and then operations were scheduled to commence in 2020. However, that schedule has been adjusted. According to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), as of July 2020, construction was expected to take pace between December 2019 and December 2021.
The Black Sea Shore–Podişor Pipeline is on the Project of Common interest list adopted by the European Commission in November 2015. Its reference number was EU List 6.24.8 second PCI list before it was integrated on a newer list with the BRUA Gas Pipeline and became 6.24.4-5.  According to a July 2019 summary from Transgaz, the project is expected to start operation in 2021.
In August 2020 it was reported that the project is expected to be commissioned in October 2022.
In June 2021, the European Commission stated that the financial investment decision (FID) was taken in April 2019 and that construction began in December 2020. However, a news article in June 2021 claimed that construction was expected to start in Autumn 2021. The expected commissioning ranges from October 2022 to 2023.
In November 2021 the pipeline was included in the 5th PCI list published by the European Commission.
Estimated to have a total cost of €360 million, the European Investment Bank provided a €150 million loan to Transgaz for the project in 2018.
Articles and resources
- ENTSOG TYNDP 2020 - Annex A - Projects Tables, ENTSOG, accessed Nov. 29, 2021
- THE BLACK SEA SHORE – PODISOR PIPELINE A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, TRANSGAZ, July 2019.
- European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (25 November 2020). "TYNDP 2020 - MAP – Transmission" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
- "Pipeline Routing Details/ Transgaz Tulza-Podisor" (PDF). Transgaz. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
- ENTSOG TYNDP 2020 - Annex A - Projects Tables, ENTSOG, accessed January 2020.
- European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (July 10, 2020). "TYNDP - Annex A - Projects Details (By Publication)" (PDF). ENTSOG.eu. pp. 696–699. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 23, 2021. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
- "ROHU(AT)/BRUA – 2nd phase" (PDF). European Commission. June 2021. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
- BLACK SEA GAS CONNECTION, European Investment Bank Projects, October 19, 2018
- "Podisor Pipeline". www.ebrd.com. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
- The National Gas Transmission Company (October 2017). "THE BLACK SEA SHORE – PODISOR PIPELINE; NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY" (PDF). transgaz.ro. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- European Commission (2019). "UNION LIST OF PROJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST ('UNION LIST')" (PDF). europa.eu. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- The National Gas Transmission Company “TRANSGAZ” S.A. (TRANSGAZ). "THE BLACK SEA SHORE – PODISOR PIPELINE NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY version 4" (PDF). transgaz.ro. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- European Commission. "ROHU(AT)/BRUA – 2nd phase" (PDF). europa.eu. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
- "Construction of Tuzla - Podisor Black Sea gas pipeline to start in autumn - Globuc". Globuc. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
- ANNEX to COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Union list of projects of common interest, European Commission, Nov. 19, 2021