Gas deliveries resume through Turkish Stream

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Gas deliveries to Hungary resumed from the south on Monday evening after scheduled maintenance work was completed on the Turkish Stream pipeline, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said after consulting energy experts yesterday, according to origo.hu.

Szijjártó said Hungary is receiving the full amount of natural gas to be supplied under the long-term agreement it concluded last year.

Noting reduced Russian gas deliveries to western Europe recently due to "maintenance difficulties on Nord Stream 1," Szijjártó said Hungary is currently receiving about half the usual amount of gas via Austria.

The missing 1.3 million cubic meters of gas daily can be easily procured from the spot market, he said.

"Hungarian supply security is not at any sort of risk," he added. Szijjártó noted that talks are still ongoing with Gazprom about diverting the amount missing from the Austrian route to the southern transport route.

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