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Gazprom’s year-to-date gas supplies to Hungary exceed 2018 total

Gazprom’s year-to-date gas supplies to Hungary exceed 2018 total

Moscow, October 17 - Neftegaz.RU. A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place on October 16 in Russia.

The parties reviewed issues related to cooperation in the energy sector, including exports of Russian gas to Hungary. It was noted that Gazprom's supplies to the country over nine and a half months of 2019 totaled 8.9 billion cubic meters of gas, 17 percent more than in the entire year of 2018.

Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the development of Hungary's gas transmission system.

In 2018, Gazprom supplied to Hungary 7.6 billion cubic meters of gas, an increase of 9.3 per cent (7 billion cubic meters) from 2017.In 2017, Alexey Miller and Peter Szijjarto signed a roadmap to implement a number of measures aimed at developing Hungary's gas transmission system.

On the subject of Putin’s upcoming visit to Hungary, Gergely Gulyas, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said at his regular press conference that PM Viktor Orbán and Putin routinely met once a year. “Hungary seeks good relations with all world powers, while Russia is also an important business partner,” he added.

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