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The Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office declared a state of emergency in the field of energy on July 13

The Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office declared a state of emergency in the field of energy on July 13

The Hungarian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the energy sector. This was told by the head of the office of the Prime Minister of the country Gergely Guyash.


According to him, the corresponding decision was made under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. It involves the introduction of special measures aimed at providing Hungary with the necessary amount of fuel for the upcoming heating season.


Among the measures that will take effect from August 2022 are increasing gas purchases from foreign suppliers and reducing its domestic consumption.


Earlier in early July, Orban said that Budapest was not yet ready to discuss the possibility of refusing Russian gas.

“We are not discussing proposals that would make it difficult for us to access Russian gas. It’s not that we are looking for a compromise, but that we have nothing to discuss,” the prime minister stressed.


Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto also said that it was impossible to replace oil and gas from Russia. According to him, the country’s authorities asked for an exception to the embargo on Russian oil due to the fact that otherwise it would be “physically impossible” to provide the state with a sufficient amount of fuel.