Hungary will receive delivery of 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russian Gazprom

, SEE Energy News

At a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said that Hungary will take delivery of a further 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas from Russian Gazprom this year, meaning the country’s full supply needs are met. The two sides have already agreed on the delivery of 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas for next year, but, according to Minister Szijjarto, talks are starting on increasing that volume to 4.2 billion cubic meters.
Hungary is interested in taking delivery of Russian gas through the TurkStream pipeline, running under the Black Sea, from the end of next year, if possible. As an initial step to achieve this, Hungary is building a 15 kilometers stretch of gas pipeline from the Serbian border connecting to the national gas transmission system, eventually allowing the delivery of 6 billion cubic meters of gas.