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Gazprom Starts Delivering Gas To Hungary Through Turkey, Angering Ukraine

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Gazprom Starts Delivering Gas To Hungary Through Turkey, Angering Ukraine

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Gazprom has suspended the transit of gas to Hungary through the territory of Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian GTS Operator reported October 1st.

On September 27, Gazprom and the Hungarian company MVM CEEnergy Ltd signed new contracts for the supply of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Hungary for 15 years.

Including 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be supplied through Serbia and 1 billion – through Austria. The agreements come into force on October 1 and provide for the possibility of changing the conditions after 10 years.

On October 1st, Gazprom began delivering gas to Hungary from the Turkish Stream through the gas transmission system of Bulgaria and Serbia as part of new agreements reached at the end of September.

“Since the beginning of the new gas day (7.00) on October 1, 2021, the transit of natural gas through the territory of Ukraine in the direction of Hungary has been suspended. Applications for gas transit have not been received, despite the fact that capacities across Ukraine for access to Hungary have been contracted for the entire gas year (from 01.10 .2021 to 09/30/2022) in the amount of 24.6 million cubic meters per day,” a statement of the Operator of the Ukrainian gas transportation system said on Facebook.

The general director of the company, Sergei Makogon, said that Hungary had received gas through the territory of Ukraine for decades, and the Ukrainian side had never violated its obligations.

“The Ukrainian route is economically profitable, because it is the shortest way to supply gas to Hungary. … The monopolization of gas routes by Gazprom, which we are now observing, raises the question of the fundamental principles of the functioning of the EU gas markets – competition and transparency. Strengthening the dominant position of one player and his use of leverage for obvious political purposes against the backdrop of a shocking rise in gas prices in Europe must be stopped,” the press service quoted Makogon.

Ukraine’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying that Hungary’s supply deal was a “purely political, economically unreasonable decision” that was taken “to the detriment of Ukraine’s national interests and Ukrainian-Hungarian relations”.

In response, Kiev cancelled a meeting of a joint commercial committee with Hungary that was scheduled September 30th.

Hungary’s foreign affairs minister Péter Szijjártó defended the deal as the only economic reality to secure Hungarian energy needs.

The country has relied on Russia for most of its natural gas imports delivered via a pipeline through Ukraine, but in recent years Russians have diversified exports routes, constructing the Nord Stream pipelines to Germany and the TurkStream link to Turkey.

The Hungarian government announced at the end of August it had agreed with Moscow on all the conditions for a new long-term gas supply deal to take effect from October 1.

The duration for the agreement with Gazprom would be for 15 years, with a clause to change purchased quantities after 10 years.

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Dennis Kovac

Zio Vlodymir Zelenski will cry now. USA and Ziostate can send more expensive LNG to Ukraina… USA and Ziostate used Ukraina to stop Russia delivering gas to Europa, especially during the winter. The plan was to push Europa to buy LNG from USA and Ziostate… Merkel was too smart, bacause USA should use it to press Europa

Putin and Merkel are not stupid

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Selbstdenker

it looks like as if the foreseen hegemonial plan for Russia and Ukraine, postulated in Brzezinskis book “The grand Chessboard” didn”t materialize as planned. More like as US will lose it all.

Chris Gr

Bulgarians and Albanians are close to us. We need to push Hungarians and Ukrainians away from Turkey and into our alliance.

The end

Go and marry only one. It will be the pinnacle of your pathetic life.

Chris Gr

How many trolls will I have to suffer?

mike l hutchings

that is why NATO is screwing with Serbia and stirring up Kosovo….the US lap dig media tells us nothing

vikziv

“The general director of the company, Sergei Makogon, said that Hungary had received gas through the territory of Ukraine for decades, and the Ukrainian side had never violated its obligations.” NOT TRUE, in 2005 or 2006 Ukraine caused shortage of the gas in middle Europe.

Oilman

Ukraine has no right to act the way they do as everything happening to them is their fault to begin with. In 2014, they decided, through a coup fully supported by the USA, to start a little war with Russia and Russian speaking citizens. Did they expect to see Russia bowing down to them? You attack the hand that feeds you, you deserve the slap that comes with it.

Now they want the US to help them even more which they cannot do. At the end of the day, they have only one choice to better the situation in Ukraine and it’s Russia.

block

Excellent. A broke ukraine is a compliant ukraine that can ill afford to shell elementary schools in the Donbass & Lugansk regions.

Each nation that bypasses the ukraine in energy transport is in reality supporting innocent civilians in the East of the “ukraine”. Well done by Russia and partnering nations.

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