Slovakia is a long-standing and reliable partner of Russia in the field of gas exports. Supplies of Russian natural gas to Slovakia started back in 1967 and continue to the present day. SPP a.s. is Gazprom Export’s chief partner in Slovakia.

SPP a.s. is now 100% state-owned (through the State Property Fund). Moreover, SPP a.s. is the main stakeholder in Slovakia’s gas transmission system operator, Eustream a.s., as well as a number of other companies engaged in gas distribution, transportation, and storage.

Gas supply to Slovakia is based on the 21-year Framework Agreement signed in 2008. Russian gas transit via the Uzhhorod corridor passes through the territory of the Slovak Republic. There is a current contract with Eustream a.s., the operator of Slovakia’s gas transmission network, for gas transportation to Baumgarten (Austrian border) through 2028 and to Lanžhot (the Czech Republic border) through 2013. Since January 1, 2013, gas volumes previously transported to Lanžhot through the Uzhgorod transit corridor have been completely rerouted to the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

In 2016, gas supply to Slovakia amounted to 3.69 bcm (including gas for compressor stations).

Related sections:
Transportation, Nord Stream