Both the foreign minister and the prime minister’s office have confirmed that crude oil deliveries have restarted through the Friendship pipeline, which was damaged during a missile attack on Tuesday.
Crude oil deliveries to Hungary through the Friendship pipeline have restarted, albeit at low pressure, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó announced on Wednesday, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
The deliveries were interrupted the day before due to missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy network. According to Szijjártó, work was underway to restore the regular pressure in the pipeline.
“Hungary’s energy security was not at risk even during the hours without deliveries, as Hungary has sufficient reserves to prevent such outages from jeopardizing the security of energy supplies,”
Featured photo via MTI/EPA/Martin Divisek