Pipeline to Austria threatened

On November 21, the Pravda daily wrote that a new strategic crude oil pipeline between Bratislava and Schwechat may possibly not be built at all because a suitable route for a 60-km pipeline has not been found after four years of searching. Since it would be too expensive to lead the pipeline through the Carpathian Mountains, a route crossing the Danube River is under consideration.

However, the route might not be approved, since it would lead through Žitný Ostrov, where there are huge reservoirs of drinking water. This would mean the end of plans for the pipeline. If the pipeline is not built, Slovakia might face
a lack of oil in the future. Operating the long-used Družba pipeline depends on Russia’s political interest. Moreover, experts say the route will completely dry out in 25 years, since the Siberian oil deposits connected to Družba will be exhausted. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Hospital manners expose the toxicity of Kollár

Unjustified privileges overshadow some good news of the coalition's work. Halloween testing will not be repeated during advent time.

PM Igor Matovič (l) and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár

Sulík’s party benefits from the dispute with PM Matovič

The Hlas party of former PM Pellegrini is rising, too.

Economy Minister Richard Sulík (l) was charged by PM Igor Matovič (r) to purchase millions of antigen tests.

Highway company has to return more than €115 million to the state

It violated rules while constructing four sections of the D1 and D3 highway.

The construction of the D1 highway stretch between Lietavská Lúčka and Dubná Skala in March 2019.

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus

Investors pursued projects and transactions despite the virus. Check out the 2020 investment highlights from Slovakia.

The visualisation of new Istropolis building