“Today, supplies of Russian natural gas to Hungary and Croatia have begun via a new route — through the TurkStream gas pipeline and further through the national gas transmission systems of Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary”, Gazprom said in a statement.
In addition to delivering gas via the TurkStream pipeline to Hungary, Russian gas giant Gazprom began deliveries along this route to Croatia from 1 October, the company said.
The new agreement was announced mere days after Budapest and the Russian fuel giant signed a new contract on supplies of 4.5 billion cubic metres of gas per year to Hungary over the next 15 years. 3.5 billion cubic metres of the said gas will be delivered through Serbia and 1 billion cubic metres will come via Austria. The agreement comes into force on 1 October and the terms can be changed after 10 years.