Gergely Gulyás and Alexandra Szentkirályi held this week’s government info at an unusual time, today at 11 am. Therefore, some Hungarian media outlets thought there would be some extraordinary announcements, and they were right. Below you can read the details!
According to portfolio.hu, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, announced the following government decisions:
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On questions, Gulyás said that they would not like to release more from Hungary’s strategic reserves. However, if the production in Százhalombatta did not continue for whatever reasons, they would release more to secure supply.
He also said he was optimistic about a possible agreement with the European Union soon.
As hitherto, the market price applies in the case of vehicles of over 7.5 tonnes with Hungarian license plates and vehicles with foreign license plates, as well as fuel cans, Gulyás said.
The quarter of strategic reserves and MOL reserves would only satisfy a portion of domestic needs, so the rest must be covered by expensive imports, he added. From December, refined diesel cannot be imported from Russia since it is covered by the EU embargo, he noted. Remaining reserves are only sufficient for residential consumption, he added.
Gulyás said the Hungarian Petroleum Association on July 27 told the government that
imports had dropped significantly,
and he mentioned high prices and problems with Austria’s Schwechat refinery which hampered procurement. Low water levels along the River Danube is also constricting the imports of fuel by barge, he added.
It is not known how long the Százhalombatta refinery will be shut down, Gulyás said, explaining that restarting the plant was a complicated process prone to errors, but MOL was keeping the government informed of progress. Fully 155 kilotonnes of diesel — 184 million liters — will be released in August, he said, 38 percent of strategic diesel reserves.
Source: portfolio.hu, MTI
We HUNGARY continue to DEFY – go our own way – thinking FOOLISHLY – we can SURVIVE – be LONERS – survive in DOING our THING – our existance and functionality, dismissive of not wanting nor wanting to be – a SUPPORTER/PLAYER – in the European Union Group of Countrys – FRAUGHT – with SERIOUS as we are WITNESSING – growing signs/incication, of the PERILOUS path – WE yes WE – the citizens of Hungary – are ON.
Democracy – is DIALOGUE.
We are GOVERNED in Hungary – under a regime, that is “ALIGNED” – to a Blatant practice/style – that is DICTATORIAL.
Democracy – in the CORE of its ingredients – functionality of DEMOCRACY – there is NO place for a dictatorial run and active Government Agenda.
Hungary – we have it BUILDING – and the “Zenith” of its existance, being signed off & approved by the Hungarian citizens – ASTOUNDING.