Russian energy giant Gazprom will supply additional volumes of gas to Hungary during the upcoming winter on a regular basis, reported Russian news agency TASS. This year Gazprom has already delivered 1.3 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Hungary.
“This year additional volumes have already reached 1.3 bcm of gas,” said the Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Alexey Miller during an interview on a TV program. “And we have an agreement that we will supply additional volumes in the autumn-winter period of the upcoming winter on a regular basis.”
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said earlier that the country was satisfied with the current gas contract with Russia.
As recalled by TASS, in September 2021, the Hungarian company MVM entered into two long-term contracts with Gazprom, which provided for the supply of a total of 4.5 bcm of gas per year through pipelines laid through Serbia and Austria. Since the use of the Nord Stream gas pipeline was suspended, an agreement was reached in October 2022 to increase the supply of Russian gas along the southern route – the TurkStream pipeline and its branches through Bulgaria and Serbia. In 2022, Hungary received 4.8 bcm of gas via this route.