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PM Mitsotakis to Address Ceremony for Implementation of LNG Terminal

ALEXANDROUPOLIS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will speak on Tuesday noon at the ceremony for the implementation of the project regarding the terminal of the Independent Natural Gas System (ASFA) in Alexandroupolis.

The project includes the construction of a floating station for the receipt, storage and regasification of Liquefied Natural Gas LNG (FSRU), at a distance of 17.6 km southwest of Alexandroupolis and 10 km from the nearest coast, and will be able to deliver up to 5.5 billion metres natural gas per year.

The new terminal, scheduled to open in December 2023, will achieve the following:

– The energy efficiency and energy security of the country is strengthened.

– Alternative ways of natural gas supply are being developed.

– The country’s dependence on Russian natural gas is reduced.

– Greece acquires a strategic role and becomes an energy hub.

– Energy corridors are created that do not pass through Turkish territory.

– Regional cooperation tools are being created in the Balkans based on the countries’ cooperation in the field of energy.

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