The Ministerial Council of the Energy Community, at its 16th meeting held on 29 November 2018 in Skopje (Macedonia), approved a new list of the Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI). The above-mentioned list was drawn based on the Regulation 347/2013 on guidelines for Trans-European energy infrastructure. It contains key international projects in the scope of constructing the infrastructure related to the transmission of electricity, gas and crude oil, the implementation of which favors the integration of energy markets of the Energy Community countries with the EU market.
The Ministerial Council selected two projects from among the projects important for the development of the oil transportation infrastructure. Project Oil 01, the Brody – Adamowo oil pipeline was chosen by the Ministerial Council and got the status of a Project of Energy Community Interest (PECI). The second project selected by the Ministerial Council – Oil 02: the project of organization of the transportation of several crude oil grades through the Southern Druzhba acquired the status of a Project of Mutual Interest (PMI). Its promoter is JSC “Ukrtransnafta”. Both mentioned projects are related to the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor.
Projects from PECI and PMI lists have the right to obtain permits necessary for the pipelines construction as well as other EU support instruments in an accelerated mode.
In accordance with Regulation 347/2013 the list of the Projects of Mutual Interest of the Energy Community should be verified and approved by the Ministerial Council every two years. The first list of PECI was approved on 24 October 2013. It included, among others, two projects related to the construction of oil infrastructure, including the construction of the Brody-Adamowo oil pipeline.
Decision D12018111 / MG-EnC of the Council of Ministers of the Energy Community regarding the approval of the PECI list is available on the website of the Secretariat of the Energy Community.