RUSSIAN GAS TO HUNGARY: +26.9%
GAZPROM - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, took place today at the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum 'Russian Energy Week' in Moscow.
The meeting addressed bilateral cooperation, including Russian gas exports to Hungary and gas transit to third countries. It was noted that in the first nine months of 2017 Gazprom had supplied to Hungary 5.5 billion cubic meters of gas, an increase of 26.9 per cent, or 1.2 billion cubic meters, against the January-September period of 2016.
In addition, the parties discussed the plans of Hungarian operators for developing the national gas transmission system.
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