The Hungarian government plans to sign an agreement on the joint exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon fields along the Hungarian-Croatian border and on bilateral energy security partnership, a prime ministerial resolution published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has authorized the minister in charge of energy policy with appointing the negotiating delegation.
MOL and INA have conducted successful cross-border hydrocarbon exploration projects near Zalata and Potony in recent years.
MTI reported on July 22 on the signing of a Hungarian-Croatian partnership agreement on the construction and operation of a cross-border gas pipeline to connect the gas networks of the two countries. The new pipeline is scheduled to start operating from early 2011 and it is planned to cross the border over the river Drava between Drávaszerdahely and Donji Miholjac. (MTI – Econews)