(MTI) – Hungary has asked Russia to raise gas transports to underground gas reservoirs, the Russian minister for energy said in Vienna.
Alexander Novak said that he had met Miklos Sesztak, the Hungarian minister for national development, and that Sesztak had asked him to increase gas transports to Hungary.
Novak added that Russia was examining the request and added that in his opinion it would be assessed favourably.
The ministry said in a statement that Sesztak confirmed at the meeting that no disruptions had been experienced by Hungary in gas supplies and the contracted volume of gas was arriving from Ukraine.
In order to guarantee the safety of regional energy supplies, new transport rotes are needed, Sesztak said at the meeting. This is why Hungary proposed restarting talks on the South Stream project which had recently come to a halt between the European Union and Russia, the statement said.