Bulgaria and Romania buy Greek LNG reception capacity: press
Greek gas transmission system operator DESFA has granted requests from Bulgaria and Romania for access to its Revithoussa LNG import terminal, SEENews reported on April 8.
Bulgarian trader MET Energy already has a contract for the unloading of 142,500 meters3 LNG in May, according to the report, citing Greek daily Kathimerini.
Revithoussa LNG is at the heart of Greece’s preparations for alternative gas quantities as the EU plans to phase out two-thirds of Russian imports by the end of this year, according to Greece’s environment and health minister energy, Kostas Skrekas.
The terminal has a regasification capacity of 1.25mn m3/h which could then be expanded to accommodate a floating LNG tank for additional imports. Located 45 km from the Greek capital Athens, it is the only LNG terminal in Greece to receive, store and regasify imports which are connected to the national gas transport network.
Officials from the Hellenic gas transmission system operator told the Amna news agency that soaring demand for floating LNG import vessels due to the war in Ukraine meant it was vital that Athens act quickly to procure a ship for Rthe expansion of evithoussa LNG.