In the framework of the project of the pipeline “Turkish stream”, which is planned to transfer Russian gas to Europe via the Black sea and Turkey, there is new development. The operator of the gas transportation system of Hungary (FGSZ) on its website announced that the decision on implementing the investment project of construction of a pipeline between Serbia and Hungary, which will provide gas supplies via the “Turkish stream”.
In a statement FGSZ reported that for receiving gas “Turkish stream” decided to extend the gas pipeline from Serbia. It is noted that construction of the pipeline will ensure the supply of 6 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipeline is planned to be operational until October 1, 2021.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary noted that Hungary is interested in buying Russian gas through the “Turkish stream”
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siarto (Peter Szijjarto) said that his country had started talks with Russia on supplies of 4.2 billion cubic meters of gas. Szijjártó said that Budapest is interested in buying Russian gas through the “Nord stream” through Turkey and Bulgaria.
But Russia’s Ambassador to Budapest in February of this year said that gas supplies to Hungary via the “Turkish stream” is planned to start in late 2021-th — the beginning of 2022.