Greek PM to Congress: Greece becoming energy hub

18 May 2022
2022-05-18 10:16

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis touted the idea of Greece becoming an energy hub in a speech to a joint session of Congress.Mitsotakis said Greece can bring gas, as well as renewable energies, produced in southwest Asia, the Middle East and Africa to Eastern Europe.A new Greece-to-Bulgaria pipeline - built during the COVID-19 pandemic, tested and due to start commercial operation in June - is slated to bring large volumes of gas flow between the two countries in both directions to generate electricity, fuel industry and heat homes. The new pipeline connection will give Bulgaria access to ports in neighboring Greece that are importing liquefied natural gas, or LNG, and also will bring gas from Azerbaijan through a new pipeline system that ends in Italy.

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