BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 16. Since the start of commercial operations on the pipeline on 1st October 2021, around 3.7 bcm natural gas reached Hungary via the new Serbian-Hungarian interconnector, Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ told Trend.
The company said that in 2022 (until 11th September), the amount of transported gas is 3.3 bcm. “During September, daily flows were between 20 and 22 mcm (more than 90 percent utilization).”
FGSZ noted that the interconnector’s full capacity of about 23 mcm/d has been available for market players since 1st October 2021. “How much of the capacity is actually utilized depends on the availability of gas sources and the individual decision of market players.”
The development on the Hungarian side cost around 20 billion forints (EUR 56.9m) and the total cost was 23 billion forints.
Serbia ranks 78th in the world for natural gas consumption, accounting for about 0.1% of the world's total consumption of 132,290,211 MMcf. Serbia consumes 10,891 cubic feet of natural gas per capita every year (based on the 2017 population of 8,829,628 people), or 30 cubic feet per capita per day.
Hungary consumes 37,737 cubic feet of natural gas per capita every year (based on the 2017 population of 9,729,823 people), or 103 cubic feet per capita per day.
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