The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on all businesses during 2020, and the energy sector was not spared as it faced many challenges, too. Measures to combat the pandemic and associated restrictions were felt in all areas of the economy and it was reflected especially in the decline in demand for oil and natural gas. One of the economic challenges all energy companies experienced was the historic lows the price of natural gas reached due to a mild winter.
It was during this exceptional situation that NAFTA’s capability to provide safe and stable operation of its gas facilities proved crucial. “We managed the situation during the pandemic well because of the rapid adaption of all safety and health measures and the commitment shown by our staff,” pointed out Martin Bartošovič, NAFTA’s Chief Executive Officer, while mentioning that the company had been able to provide its customers with stable and reliable services despite the complicated circumstances.