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Aug 22, 2019

FM: Hungary’s gas supplies are already secured for 2020

The Foreign Minister has said that Hungary’s gas supplies are already secured for 2020 even if a new Russian-Ukrainian agreement falls through.

The Foreign Minister has said that Hungary’s gas supplies are already secured for 2020 even if a new Russian-Ukrainian agreement falls through.

Following a meeting with Aleksandar Antić, Serbia’s minister for energy and mining, Péter Szijjártó said Hungarian gas storage facilities will be filled by the autumn. According to an agreement signed with Antić, Serbia’s gas supply will be ensured via Hungary in 2020.

Concerning the pipeline to supply gas through Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia, Minister Szijjártó said it would not operate with full capacity before 2021 due to legal proceedings under way in Bulgaria, but added that after that year it could serve Hungary with as much as 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

According to MTI, Antić said that a good partnership with Hungary was a priority for his country, and voiced his appreciation for Hungary’s support in terms of securing gas supplies for Serbia. He added that Serbia was making all efforts to become a European Union member in the foreseeable future.

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