Gazprom Agrees To Ensure Gas Supplies to Hungary, Bypassing Ukraine
Mar 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Russia will supply gas to Hungary in 2020, regardless of agreements on gas transit between Moscow and Kiev
“Today, the CEO of Gazprom and I have concluded an agreement that Gazprom will ensure gas supplies to Hungary, regardless of whether a transit agreement is concluded between Russia and Ukraine,” RBC quoted Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó as saying after negotiations with Gazprom head Alexei Miller.
“A situation might arise when Russia will no longer supply gas to the European continent via Ukraine. We have to prepare for this scenario, because we must always take into account the worst scenario when planning the security of the country’s energy supply,” RBC quoted Szijjártó as saying.
State-run Gazprom is building two pipelines — Nord Stream 2 and the European leg of TurkStream.
Both will carry Russian gas to Europe, bypassing Ukraine.
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