Hungary will triple the capacity of its natural gas interconnector towards Slovakia to over 5 billion cubic meters per year (Bcm/y) by 2024, the Hungarian foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Peter Szijjarto said the expansion will become important when the Balkan Stream gas pipeline comes online. This pipeline is an extension of the TurkStream pipeline, which transports Russian gas to Turkey and will soon do to Europe, via the Balkans. (See related story)
Hungary is on the route of the Russia-to-Austria pipeline and, with increased capacity will be able to supply gas to Slovakia. As reported by Kallanish Energy last month, Budapest is also looking into importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) via Croatia from January next year.
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