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Energy authority: Gas storage facilities nearly 80 percent full

Hungary's gas storage facilities contain 4,938 billion cubic metres of natural gas, 78,02 percent of their total capacity, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) said on Friday.

Compared with the country’s annual consumption, the storage units are 49.41 percent full, 22.2 percent over the European Union average, the authority said.

The amount currently stored is 124.6 percent of annual residential gas consumption, it added.

In line with the schedule included in European Union regulations on gas storage, Hungary must store 35 percent of its five-year average consumption by November 1, which equals 3.65 billion cubic metres, MEKH said. Owing to fast storage filling in Hungary, it already exceeded that amount, the authority added.

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