Gas market / About

Hungary is a poor country in raw materials and energy. Raw material and energy shortages in the II. post-war industrialization and the associated urbanization became more and more threatening.

At the beginning of the 1970s, it is clear that domestic gas supplies in the long run are not sufficient for safe gas supplies. In 2010 we consumed 12 billion cubic meters of gas, which we are able to cover only increasing of imports . Our natural gas imports have grown even more over the past years.

Thanks to all this, the emphasis was placed not on the production, but also on storage, forwarding and servicing. The country's gas storage capacity increased more than demand growth.

Future tasks of the gas industry : Incentives for innovation investments, Involvement of regulated business, Coordinated European approach to concession granting and enabling the green gas potential.