Company History

The development of the natural gas pipelines of Hungary
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According to pipeline diameter (Ø)
  • D≤ 300 Gas pipelines
  • 300 ≤D≤ 500 Gas pipelines
  • 600 ≤D≤ 800 Gas pipelines
  • 1000 ≤D Gas pipelines
  • Former natural gas pipeline
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  • Domestic production inlet point
  • Former import inlet point
  • Underground Storage Entry/Exit point
  • Compressor station
  • Cross border entry point
  • Cross border exit point
  • Virtual reverse flow
  • Regional centre
  • Cross border point

Milestones in the Natural Gas Industry

1937

The discovery of the first Hungarian oil and gas field in Budafapuszta, Zala county.

The handover of the first gas pipeline (Budafa – Újudvar).

1938

1943

The Hungarian-American Oil Inc has the gas pipeline connecting Bázakerettye and Nagykanizsa built.

The natural gas transmission to the capital begins (Bázakerettye – Budapest), The National Mineral Oil and Natural Gas Transportation Company is founded.

1949

1954

The Crude Oil Pipeline Company is established in Siófok.

The transmission through the first (Romanian – Hungarian) import pipeline begins.

1958

1968

A dispatch center opens at the company headquarters, in Siófok.

The Crude Oil Pipeline Company is divided into two companies, the Gas and Oil Transmission Company (GOV) and the Crude Oil Pipeline Construction Company (KVV).

1974

1975

Connecting to the Soviet natural gas transmission network (through the Testvériség import pipeline).

MOL Plc is established and GOV ceases to exist. Subsequently, the natural gas transmission organization operates as an organizational unit of MOL Plc.

1991

1996

The Austrian-Hungarian interconnector (HAG import gas pipeline) is built.

The MOL Natural Gas Transmission Plc is established.

2005

2008

The name of the company is changed to FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Closed Company Limited by Shares (abbreviated as FGSZ Ltd).

Completion of import capacity enhancement project, growing capacities from Ukraine.

2009

2010

Launching the Daily Natural Gas and Capacity Trade Market.

HUN-RO and HUN-HR interconnectors are built.

2010

2012

We are among the first to receive the ITO (Independent Transmission Operator) certificate in the European Union.

Handover of the interconnector between Hungary and Slovakia, operated by the Hungarian Gas Transit Ltd. The project had been realised with the professional assistance of FGSZ Ltd.

2014

2014

The Regional Booking Platform (RBP), the capacity allocation application of FGSZ is launched.

FGSZ Trading Platform Ltd. is established, as a subsidiary of FGSZ.

2017

2018

RBP and other business applications of FGSZ are renewed – among others the Information Platform, the website, and the brand image of FGSZ.

By integrating Hungarian Gas Transit Ltd., FGSZ Ltd. becomes the owner and operator of the whole domestic natural gas transportation system.

2019

2019

As a part of the Hungarian ROHU development, the compressor station at Csanádpalota is handed over. The station is capable of transporting 1.75 bcm natural gas/year from Romania.

Creation of the Virtual Interconnection Point at Beregdaróc UA/HU border point.

2020