Connect with us

World News

EU State Doesn’t Need Ukraine To Get Russian Gas – FM

Published

on

eu-state-doesn’t-need-ukraine-to-get-russian-gas-–-fm

Hungary can increase imports through the TurkStream pipeline, Peter Szijjarto has said

Hungary no longer needs Ukrainian infrastructure for the supply of Russian natural gas thanks to the TurkStream pipeline, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Monday.

Budapest is among several EU members that continue to greatly rely on Russian gas deliveries, despite the sharp drop in supplies to the bloc due to sanctions on Moscow and the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.

The transit line through Ukraine and the European arm of TurkStream are the only two remaining conduits for piped Russian gas to reach central and southern Europe. Kiev has said its current transit agreement with Russian energy giant Gazprom will not be prolonged when it expires at the end of the year.

“This is not important for us, given that gas supplies to Hungary are now transmitted via the TurkStream [pipeline],” Hungarian diplomat Szijjarto told journalists. “I think it was an excellent decision on our part to build the TurkStream together with Serbia, Türkiye, and Bulgaria. Now it ensures the security of our gas supplies.”

Read more

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galushchenko.
Ukraine won’t extend Russian gas transit deal – official   

“We do not need transit through Ukraine. Thus, Ukraine’s decision on the transit of Russian gas will not have any impact on us,” the minister added.

Szijjarto expressed confidence that an increase in Russian gas supplies through the TurkStream pipeline is possible.

“The annual incoming capacity of TurkStream in Hungary is 8.5 billion cubic meters, and last year we received 5.6 billion cubic meters, so there is still free capacity to increase the volumes. It’s not a problem,” the minister stressed.

He noted that Hungary currently receives enough gas, but said if Budapest needs additional supplies, it will ask Gazprom to boost deliveries.

Hungary imported 4.8 billion cubic meters of Russian gas via the TurkStream pipeline in 2022 alone.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

World News

Victims of Domestic Violence Rally Against Proposed Joint Custody Laws in Japan, Citing Legal System Flaws

Published

on

In Japan, the debate over joint custody laws reveals deep societal concerns about family violence and its impact on victims. Critics argue the proposed joint custody laws could endanger victims by inadvertently reconnecting them with abusive ex-partners. Demonstrations have taken place, with advocates arguing that the system lacks effective measures to protect those affected by family violence.

Women, disproportionately impacted, represent a higher percentage of abuse reports. Allegations of physical abuse backed by photographic evidence and medical reports have been dismissed by the courts, leaving victims feeling helpless and ignored. On the other hand, parents deprived of their children’s presence argue the legal system fails to address their grievances or consider the emotional harm inflicted on both children and parents.

Watch the Full Report Here

Continue Reading

World News

Electricians’ Union Raises Alarm Over Unsafe Practices in Solar Industry

Published

on

In Australia, safety and employment conditions in the solar farm industry are raising concerns. There have been reports of unqualified workers, including backpackers on working holiday visas, doing electrical tasks that legally require licensed electricians. The electrical trades union has pointed out cases where trade assistants without proper qualifications or supervision performed risky electrical work.

Incidents include workers installing solar panels in water, posing a risk of electrocution. Poor working conditions have led to dissatisfaction among electricians, who feel their safety concerns and expertise are being ignored. The industry is currently facing a significant demand for electricians due to the rapid expansion of solar farm constructions, with 34 projects underway. The union is urging the renewable energy sector to invest in training a new generation of electricians to meet this demand.

Watch the Full Report Here

Continue Reading

World News

Tesla Faces Backlash from Cybertruck Owners Citing Multiple Performance Flaws

Published

on

Continue Reading

Trending