Hungary has secured gas supplies for the next year even though Moscow and Kiev will not be able to reach an agreement on natural gas transit by the end of the year, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said, after meeting with Gazprom’s Alexei Miller in Moscow, informs MTI.
„Today we have signed an agreement with the director of Gazprom, which ensures that the group will supply Hungary with gas next year regardless of whether Russia and Ukraine will sign a new transit agreement,” said Peter Szijjarto. According to him, there may be a situation in which Russia stops delivering natural gas to Europe through Ukraine. „That’s why we have to prepare for the worst scenario when planning the country’s energy supply,” Szijjarto said, according to Agerpres.
Szijjártó said a week ago in Târgu Mureş, that Hungary wants to buy natural gas from Romania, and Hungarian firms have already signed contracts with ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom to acquire the gas that would be exploited in the Black Sea, but from here everything depends on the American-Austrian consortium and Romania.
“The fact that in Romania laws are approved which in some cases regulate the energy field, this is not our job. You are a sovereign state and you fall into your sovereignty to set the rules. We understand that the issue of energy is a strategic and national security issue, we have never wanted and do not want to comment on your internal regulations,” Szijjártó said, according to financialintelligence.ro.