Greece & Bulgaria to Buy Natural Gas Together, Says Energy Min.

SOFIA – Greek Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas attended a regional ministerial forum on energy security, diversification, and green transition in Sofia on Thursday.

“We are tripling Greece’s LNG storage capacity, we are doubling the electricity and gas transmission interconnections, and we maximize the incorporation of RES,” Skrekas pointed out in statements to reporters.

The Greek minister also noted that the forum discussed founding the first regional working group as part of the EU’s Energy Purchase Platform and presented the Greek government’s comprehensive plan for ensuring an adequate supply of natural gas against a potential stop by Russia. The plan includes the addition of a new floating tank at the LNG station in Revithoussa, the completion of the liquefied natural gas gasification unit in Alexandroupolis by the end of 2023, and the start of the commercial operation of the IGB Greece-Bulgaria pipeline this coming summer.

Skrekas also announced that DEPA Commercial SA and Bulgargaz agreed to carry out joint natural gas purchases, and he also referred to the establishment of a Greece – Bulgaria task force to monitor and coordinate actions in the energy sector. He also announced the acceleration of the construction of Greece’s second electricity interconnection with Bulgaria.

In addition, he presented the online gas trading platform by Hellenic Energy Exchange (HEnEx), which he called an important step for the unification of energy markets, the enhancing of transactions’ transparency, and the offsetting of risks from price volatility.

The forum was hosted by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, Finance Minister Assen Vassilev and Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov.

It was attended by Romanian Energy Minister Virgil Daniel Popescu, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Mining and Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic, North Macedonia Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov, Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Haluschenko, and Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar.

The head of the Directorate-General for Energy with the European Commission, Ditte Juul Jorgensen, also attended.


ATHENS - The United States has a strong and historic relationship with Greece because it trusts it to act in a reliable way, US Ambassador George Tsunis said on Tuesday, at the first press briefing held after meeting with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias earlier in the day.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Pentagon Says More High-Tech Weapons Going to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.