Hungary gas stores at 25% capacity
There were 1.6 billion cubic meters of gas in Hungary's underground stores, just over 25% of capacity, by mid-May, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Office (MEKH) said on Monday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
MEKH noted that the gas stores were replenished with close to 0.4 bln cubic meters of gas by the middle of April.
Data on MEKH's website show the gas stores stood at 3.6b ln cubic meters at the same time a year ago.
By the autumn, gas stores for supplying consumers on the regulated utilities market must reach 1.87 bln cubic meters, MEKH noted.
MEKH added that gas volume in security reserves stands at 0.9 bln cubic meters, but will rise to 1.2 bln by October 1.
The total capacity of Hungary's gas reserves is 6.33 bln cubic meters.
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