According to the statement, in the period from September 1 to April 30, it will be possible to supply 250,000 cubic meters of gas per hour through the gas measuring station Hermanovice, and from May 1 to August 31 – some 167,000 cubic meters per hour.

The agreed available capacity will be offered at auctions.

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