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Hungary to Keep Seeking Additional Russian Gas

Energy Trade

Péter Szijjártó

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Hungary will continue talks with Russia on additional gas supplies and expects to reach a deal with Gazprom to boost supplies further from next month, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said yesterday, according to Reuters.

"Like it or not, we will continue talks with the Russians about increasing gas shipments to Hungary," Szijjártó told a business meeting. "There is an offer to increase gas shipments, we will finetune that with Gazprom in the next few days, and we will sign an agreement under which we could get increased daily shipments."

The minister did not give any details about volumes or prices.

Szijjártó met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow last month, seeking 700 million cubic meters of gas on top of an existing long-term supply deal with Russia.

Gazprom started to increase gas supplies to Hungary this month, adding to previously agreed deliveries via the Turkstream pipeline.

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