Gas deliveries to Hungary continuing, uninterrupted - Szijjártó

Trade

Hungary is getting its contracted volume of gas delivered without interruption, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Szijjártó acknowledged that deliveries of Russian gas to a number of countries in Europe were reduced in recent days.

"These reductions in volume do not affect Hungary. Gas Hungary imports from Russia is arriving without any interruption, on time and according to contract," he said.

 He noted that Hungary is taking delivery of 12 mln-14 mln cubic meters of gas a day from a pipeline running from Austria and 10 mln-16 mln cubic meters daily through the interconnector with Serbia's gas network.

He said Hungary had "done well" to sign a long-term gas purchase agreement with Gazprom last autumn. "If we hadn't done so, we would have been in big trouble in past months, and we'd still be in trouble now," he added.

Building interconnectors with the gas networks of neighboring countries was "the right thing to do", he said.

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