Szijjártó: No Problem With Natural Gas During Winter

Energy Trade

Péter Szijjártó speaking at the MCC Festival.

Photo by MTI/Tibor Illyés

All aspects of the tragic situation that arose as a result of the war in Ukraine can only be solved by peace, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on the closing day of the MCC Festival organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium, according to his Facebook page.

The minister defined energy supply as a hard physical reality instead of an ideological-philosophical issue.

He said that Hungary accounts for 8.5 billion of Europe's 170 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The acquisition of this amount is unthinkable without taking into account Russian energy sources, he stated.

The foreign minister also said that the current capacity of Hungarian gas storage facilities is 30%, which is better than the European average, but the cabinet must ensure the procurement of an additional 732 million cubic meters.

He also stated that "Hungary will not have a problem with natural gas supply during the winter."

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