The Hungarian Foreign Ministry wants to reach an agreement with Gazprom on increasing gas supplies in September, Hungary expects to reach an agreement with Gazprom on further increasing gas supplies.
This was stated by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, Reuters reports.
According to the minister, Budapest will continue negotiations with Moscow and expects that it will be possible to conclude a deal on increasing supplies from September.
Earlier, following the results of negotiations between Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Peter Szijjarto in Moscow, Gazprom began supplying gas to the republic in excess of the established contracts. According to the new agreements with the company, by the end of August, an additional 2.6 million cubic meters of gas will be delivered to Hungary via the Turkish Stream gas pipeline daily.
At the end of July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban reported that Budapest intends to agree with Moscow on an additional purchase of 700 million cubic meters of gas during the summer in order to pass the winter period calmly. Prior to that, the Hungarian government declared a state of emergency in the energy sector, which, in particular, provided for an increase in gas production from one and a half to two billion cubic meters.