Bratislava is looking for ways to bypass the Ukraine.
Slovakia will expand capacity for gas from Nord Stream.
The Slovak gas company Eustream has proposed an alternative method that will allow "Gazprom" to supply countries in Central Europe after the possible termination of transit through the Ukraine. Eustream is in favour of doubling the flows between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which will ensure the supply of Russian gas from the Nord Stream gas pipeline and Opal into the Austrian Baumgarten. This option may be an alternative option for "Gazprom" in the case "Turkish Stream" not reaching the countries of Central Europe will not succeed.
The Slovak gas transport operator Eustream proposes to increase the capacity for the supply of Russian gas from the Czech Republic to Slovakia. It is about increasing capacity of the Lanžhot terminal from 67 million to 140 million cubic meters per day due to the construction of additional compressor stations, which can be done by 2018. According to Eustream, it will increase the efficiency of gas transport between Lanžhot and Baumgarten, Austria (the main hub in Central Europe) and "significantly enhance the liquidity of the gas market at minimal cost".