Serbia has enough gas but seeks to diversify

At the moment, Serbia has 380 million cubic metres of gas stored in neighbouring Hungary, and another 280 million in its own storage at Banatski Dvor, said Finance Minister Siniša Mali. [Shutterstock/bibiphoto]

Serbia has enough gas reserves to go through two months of a ‘worst case scenario’ but is looking to diversify its supply and move away from dependence on Russia, officials have said.

Currently, Serbia has 380 million cubic metres of gas stored in neighbouring Hungary and another 280 million in its own storage at Banatski Dvor, said Finance Minister Siniša Mali, according to Croatian news agency Hina.

“Even if we have the worst case scenario, there will be enough gas for two months for citizens and businesses,” Mali told TV Prva broadcaster.

Serbia is currently building an interconnector with Bulgaria, and Energy, and Mining Minister Zorana Mihajlovic said the country, which currently imports almost all of its gas from Russia, was looking to diversify its supply.

“Our priority is an interconnection in the gas sector, not only with Bulgaria but also with North Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Romania.”

“We want to have different gas supplies in the future as it is the only way for us to be safe and stable,” she said after meeting a delegation of the European Investment Bank.

(Zoran Radosavljević | EURACTIV.com)

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