Stanislavov: Gazprom and MVM can discuss changing gas contracts with Hungary
BUDAPEST, 30 March – RIA Novosti. In an interview with RIA, Russian Ambassador to Budapest Yevgeny Stanislavov said that Gazprom Export and Hungarian energy company MVM can discuss, at a commercial level, the issue of changing the gas supply conditions of Russia to Hungary due to the “price ceiling”, if necessary. novosti
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a phone call with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak in December 2022 that he allowed changes, if necessary, in long-term Hungarian-Russian gas contracts due to the price ceiling.
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“If the ceiling price of Russian gas is really turning into a ‘headache’ for the Hungarian side, and if its ‘cure’ will require adjusting the terms of Russia’s ‘blue fuel’ supply to Hungary, I see no reason for that. Stanislavov said, “The business issue is Gazprom Export It cannot be examined within the framework of working contacts between MVM and the Hungarian state energy company,” he said.
The head of the Russian diplomatic mission recalled that in September 2021, these companies signed long-term contracts for the supply of Russian natural gas in volumes of up to 4.5 billion cubic meters per year, with an additional 5.8 million cubic meters from September 1, 2022. Cubic meters per day can be supplied to Hungary.
Hungarian Energy Minister Csab Lantos said, “Russian partners have always fulfilled their duties,” the agency’s interlocutor said, “Unlike most of its partners in the EU, Budapest acts rationally in gas supply from Russia and acts in its own interests.” obligations” and “Long-term gas import contracts signed with Moscow are the key to Hungary’s energy security.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously commented on the West’s idea of limiting the prices of Russian energy supplies, saying that Russia would not supply anything abroad if it was against its own interests.
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