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Gov’t to Begin Talks with Russia on New Gas Supply Deal

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.03.

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Wednesday said he had discussed Russian gas supplies to Hungary in a phone call with Nikolai Shulginov, Russia’s new energy minister.

Szijjártó said on Facebook that he and Shulginov were in agreement that the Hungarian and Russian state companies involved in the natural gas trade between the two countries could begin talks on a new gas supply deal, noting that the current long-term bilateral gas supply agreement is set to expire in October next year.

Paks Upgrade on Schedule Despite Pandemic, says minister
Paks Upgrade on Schedule Despite Pandemic, says minister

The project to expand Hungary’s sole nuclear power plant in Paks remains on schedule and has not been effected by the coronavirus pandemic, the minister without portfolio responsible for overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The Paks investment has seen significant progress over the course of the past year, János Süli told parliament’s economic committee. […]Continue reading

The completion of a gas pipeline capable of delivering an annual 6 billion cubic metres of gas to Hungary from the south next October will contribute significantly to the security of the country’s gas supply, Szijjártó said.

featued image via Péter Szijjártó’s Facebook page