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Gas, Electricity Consumption Declines

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Gas and electricity consumption in Hungary dropped in the six-month period till mid-April as the result of mild winter temperatures, government measures, and more mindful consumer behavior, the Ministry of Energy Affairs said on Thursday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Gas consumption fell by 24.5%, or 2 billion cubic meters, from the same period a year earlier, and electricity consumption dropped 7.5% or about 1,900 GWh.

Household gas consumption declined by 750 million cubic meters to 2.5 billion cubic meters. Industrial and institutional gas consumption dropped by almost 1.25 billion cubic meters to 3.4 billion cubic meters.

The ministry noted that there is 3.2 billion cubic meters of gas in storage at present.

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