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Greece-Bulgaria natural gas IGB pipeline in operation by end of July

The Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) natural gas pipeline will start its operation by the end of July, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas.

The IGB pipeline will have the capacity to transport 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, with option to upgrade to 5 billion cubic meters, the minister said.

He noted that the Liquefied Natural Gas station in Revythousa, Attica, already covers up to 80% of the demand in Bulgaria on daily basis.

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The inauguration of the IGB pipeline will take place in city of Komotini, North-East Greece, on upcoming Friday in the presence of the prime ministers of both countries.

The minister also noted that the Liquefied Natural Gas station in Revythousa, Attica, already covers up to 80% of the demand in Bulgaria on daily basis.

Speaking at the Economist Conference on Wednesday, minister Skrekas stressed Greece’s role for enhancing energy security in the region and the EU with LNG infrastructure that are currently in operation, as well planned new installations, the East Med natural gas pipeline, the upgrading of the electricity interconnection with Bulgaria, Albania and Italy and with the construction of an electricity interconnection with Egypt.

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