The expert told about the consequences of the explosion in the gas hub in Austria

© AFP 2017 / Joe KlamarПожарные the explosion of a gas pipeline to Baumgarten, Austria. 12 Dec 2017The expert told about the consequences of the explosion in the gas hub in Austria© AFP 2017 / Joe Klamar

The majority of consumers in the EU will not suffer from the suspension of gas supplies due to the explosion in the gas hub in Baumgarten, Austria, will use gas from underground storage facilities, Deputy General Director for gas projects of national energy security Fund Alexei Grivach.

«The supply (of gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine — ed.) will be reduced by the period of elimination of consequences of the accident. Fortunately, storage (underground gas storage facilities — ed.) is now completed, and the majority of consumers will not suffer», — told RIA Novosti Grivach.

«For Hungary, which received part of its gas via Baumgarten, one can increase the flow directly through Ukraine. At risk are Croatia and Slovenia, although Croatia, too, has stocks in storage. I think that Croatia will a new wave in support of the construction of the LNG terminal on Krk island,» he said.

Tuesday morning on the pipeline in the territory of the gas hub in Baumgarten an explosion occurred that killed one and injured 21 people. The gas hub is fully stopped. Gas control Austria E-Control announced the termination of transit gas supplies to Italy, Slovenia and Hungary.

Currently, the fire in the gas hub Baumgarten completely extinguished, said the operator of the gas transportation system of Austria Gas Connect Austria.The expert told about the consequences of the explosion in the gas hub in AustriaAs far as Europe is dependent on Russian gas

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