Hungarian, Romanian gas interconnector capacity to Double

Energy Trade

The capacity of an interconnector between the gas networks of Hungary and Romania will more than double from an annual 1.75 billion cubic meters to 4.4 bcm when offshore production in the Black Sea starts under an agreement reached in Bucharest, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said, according to napi.hu.

Szijjártó said the launch of production in Romania's Black Sea gas fields would help Hungary diversify its gas supply. Deliveries through the expanded interconnector could be sent to other markets in Central and Western Europe, too, he added.

The minister, who met with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu as well as with the heads of the economy, transport, energy and development portfolios, said other agreements were reached on establishing a third cross-border motorway connection and on expanding the Hungarian section of a rail line near the Romanian border by 2024.

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