Slovakia is a long-standing and reliable partner of Russia in gas exports. Supplies of Russian natural gas to Slovakia started back in 1967 and continue to the present day. Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (SPP) is Gazprom Export’s main partner in Slovakia. Gas supply is based on the 21-year Framework Agreement signed in 2008. In 2017, gas supply to Slovakia amounted to 4.6 bcm, including gas for compressor stations.

SPP a.s. is the main shareholder in Slovakia’s gas transmission system operator, Eustream a.s., as well as in a number of other companies engaged in gas distribution, transportation, and storage. Russian gas transit via the Uzhhorod corridor passes through the territory of the Slovak Republic. The contract with Eustream for gas transportation to  Baumgarten point at Austrian border is active through 2028. 

Related sections:
Transportation, Nord Stream