Slovakia

Slovakia is a long-standing and reliable partner of Russia in the field of gas exports. Deliveries of Russian natural gas to Slovakia began back in 1967 within gas deliveries to Czechoslovakia, and continue to this day. Slovenský plynárenský priemysel a.s.Slovenský plynárenský priemysel a.s. (SPP) is the major shareholder in Slovakia’s gas transmission system operator, Eustream a.s., as well as in a number of other companies engaged in gas distribution, transmission, and storage. SPP is 100% state-owned through the State Property Fund. (SPP) is Gazprom Export’s main partner and a largest buyer of Russian natural gas in Slovakia.

Gas is supplied to the Slovak Republic on the basis of the Framework Agreement signed in 2008 and effective to 2032. In 2020, 8.62 bcm of gas was supplied to Slovakia.

Slovakia is an important transit country between Russia and Western European countries. A large part of gas transmission corridor, connected to Ukraine's GTS, runs through Slovakia, including Soyuz, Progress/Brotherhood, Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod. In Slovakia, the routes of the trunk pipelines split: some strings run southwards, in Austria; the others - further, in Czech Republic.