St. Petersburg, June 7 - Neftegaz.RU. A working meeting between Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place at SPIEF 2019.
The meeting participants examined the current issues and prospects of their cooperation, putting a special focus on gas supplies. It was noted that Gazprom's supplies to Hungary from January 1 through June 5, 2019, totaled 4.3 billion cu m of gas, a 57.5 % increase versus the same period of 2018.
In addition to the contracted amounts, Hungary bought from Gazprom another 2 billion cu m of gas, which will be delivered in 2019.
Particular attention at the meeting was paid to the development of the Hungarian gas transmission system. The Hungarian party expressed its intention to make sure that the gas that is planned to be supplied to Europe via the transit string of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline can be received by Hungary in the shortest possible time.
In 2018, Gazprom supplied to Hungary 7.6 billion cu m of gas, an increase of 9.3 % (7 billion cu m) 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.