This project includes the realisation of the following projects: TRA-N-593 – Gas pipeline Varna–Oryahovo; TRA-N-594 – Construction of a looping CS Provadia – Rupcha; TRA N-592 – Looping to CS Valchi dol), promoted by Bulgartransgaz: The rationale of these projects is the creation of a gas distribution centre (hub) on the territory of Bulgaria, supported by a real physical entry point in the region of Varna. In November 2016 Bulgartransgaz requested the co-financing of a feasibility study by EU which was awarded in 2017 under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme 4) .
6.2.2 PROJECTS ALLOWING GAS TO FLOW FROM CROATIAN LNG TERMINAL The purpose of the Croatian LNG terminal, at Krk island, is to secure energy needs, contribute to diversification of sources and increase security of supply in case of possible disruptions of existing and other sources, by providing a new gas supply route for the Central and South-eastern European countries. The LNG terminal rep- resents an additional source of natural gas for Croatia as well as its neighbouring countries, including Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Serbia. Main projects that will contribute to this effect are the new interconnections: \\ between Croatia and Slovenia (Lučko–Zabok–Rogatec), \\ between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (connections south Zagvoz-Imotski Posušje)
\\ between Croatia and Serbia (Slobodnica–Sotin–Bačko Novo Selo) \\ between Slovenia and Austria (interconnection Ceršak/Murfeld)
4) Action 6.25.4-0015-BG-S-M-16 "Feasibility Study on the Balkan Gas Hub"