Hungary will have to buy Russian natural gas if Exxon waits on offshore projectChristian Fernsby ▼ |
Europe Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said his country would again turn to Russia for natural gas supplies if Exxon Mobil Corp has not decided by September whether to invest in a massive Black Sea offshore project.
“If they don’t make that decision until September, I will have to make another long-term agreement with the Russians.”
“The question of whether we will be able to diversify gas resources depends on four allies of ours: Croatia, Romania, the United States and Austria,” he said. “It’s a strange situation where we are encouraged by our friends and allies to diversify, but basically it’s up to them.” ■
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