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    Serbia, Hungary finish gas link

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Serbia, Hungary finish gas link

Serbia and Hungary have completed a cross-border gas link that will enable the flow of gas from Russia's TurkStream to central Europe, Serbian gas firm Srbijagas said on July 4.

"We can already say that from October 1, we will be able to transport the first quantities of transit gas to central Europe via Serbia," Srbijagas' general manager Dusan Bajatovic said at a ceremony. "To achieve this, many technical and regulatory details had to be resolved in Brussels, in the Energy Community and with national regulatory bodies, and we did it with great success."

The gas link can carry up to 6bn m3/year of gas from Serbia to Hungary. Its completion comes after Serbia finished laying 400 km of pipeline to carry TurkStream's gas through its own territory in December 2019. Serbia started receiving gas from Bulgaria in December last year.