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Jan 28, 2020

Gas deliveries to Hungary through TurkStream pipeline could begin at end of 2021

Hungary could take delivery of an annual 10 billion cubic meters of gas across the Serbian border through the TurkStream pipeline.

Deliveries of Russian gas to Hungary through the TurkStream pipeline could begin at the end of 2021, or in early 2022.

Péter Kaderják, the state secretary for energy affairs at the innovation and technology ministry, said the pipeline connects Turkey directly with Russia under the Black Sea and will be extended to reach Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary. It is also designed to bypass Ukraine.

In October 2019, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said Hungary would launch a procedure by the end of that month to contract gas capacity through the TurkStream pipeline from 2021. He added that Hungary could take delivery of an annual 10 billion cubic meters of gas across the Serbian border.

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