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Szijjarto: All conditions in place for Hungary’s uninterrupted oil, gas supply

All conditions are in place for uninterrupted oil and natural gas flows to Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said after phone talks with Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of energy matters, on Thursday, adding that Hungary could be relaxed about its preparations for the winter.

Europe has been facing a serious energy crisis for the past year and a half, with the sanctions on Russia having driven up prices and having shut down the regular supply routes, Szijjarto said in a post on Facebook. Hungary’s energy supply, however, has remained stable “because we have always viewed energy security as a real physical matter”, he added.

Szijjarto said he and Novak had discussed the situation of energy deliveries and concluded that all conditions were in place for the continued uninterrupted supply of crude and natural gas to Hungary.

“Alexander Novak assured me that the Russian suppliers were committed to honouring the previously concluded long-term supply agreements,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, he welcomed that Azerbaijan’s SOCAR has begun delivering the first 50 million cubic metres of natural gas to Hungary.

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