Hungary, New set of measures adopted by the Government to mitigate the effects of ongoing energy crisis

, SEE Energy News

At the press conference, the Minister of Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyas announced a new set of measures adopted by the Hungarian Government to mitigate the effects of ongoing energy crisis.

As of 30 July, only privately owned cars, taxis and farm machinery can purchase petrol at capped prices of 1.19 euros/liter.

Regarding increasing natural gas prices, the Government plans to find alternatives, for example, to increase coal-fired electricity generation.

Gulyas said that Hungary voted against the European Commission’s proposal to reduce gas consumption by 15 %, but will comply with it.