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State Department is open to Greece-Libya energy interconnection

The US State Department is open to the possibility of an energy interconnection between Greece and Libya. The US State Department spokesperson said that the US continues to support projects that promote the energy interconnection of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa with Europe. The US ministry clarified that it …

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Aegina water supply pipeline repaired after sabotage

Repairs of the sabotaged underwater pipeline which supplies the island of Aegina with drinking water from the mainland have been successful completed. The pipeline was damaged in July by the use of an incendiary device, with the contractor sending an ROV to assess the damage, and the Hellenic Coast Guard …

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Greece reiterates natural gas sufficiency, while drafting contingency plan

European countries are putting plans in place to manage gas supply and even ration power in case Russian gas flows stop completely or a planned outage at the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, starting on July 11, is extended beyond July 21. Greece reiterates its sufficiency in natural gs and at …

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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 …

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New gas pipeline boosts Europe’s bid to ease Russian supply

Mountainous and remote, the Greek-Bulgaria border once formed the southern corner of the Iron Curtain. Today, it’s where the European Union is redrawing the region’s energy map to ease its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. A new pipeline – built during the Covid-19 pandemic, tested and due to start …

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Turkey says gas pipeline with Israel not possible in short term

A potential gas pipeline project between Turkey and Israel is not possible in the short-term and building an alternative system to cut dependence on Russia will not happen quickly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Turkey and Israel have in recent weeks been working to mend their long-strained …

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Turkey’s energy agenda puts the entire region at risk

The East Mediterranean has become a highly contested region due to the discovery of major hydrocarbon reserves which has triggered a scramble for energy wealth. According to the United States Geological Survey, the Levant basin contains 3.6 trillion cubic meters and the Nile delta basin 6.3 trillion cubic meters of …

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TAP Pipeline to plant 400,000 trees and shrubs in Northern Greece

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has pledged to plant 400,000 trees and shrubs in the forest area that has been used for the installation of the pipeline in Northern Greece. In a statement, TAP said it will proceed with the full replacement and reinstatement of the forest area. According to …

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“I had agreed with Russia to give cash that would help with Grexit,” claims ex Syriza Minister

Panagiotis Lafazanis, energy minister in the first SYRIZA government, claimed he had agreed with Moscow in 2015 that Russia would make a down-payment for a gas pipeline so that the money could be used to finance rexit if the country would decide to leave the euro zone. Lafazanis told Vima …

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Gazprom CEO in Athens for talks with PM Tsipras, Energy Minister Lafazanis

Alexei Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom will be in Athens tomorrow, Tuesday to talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Energy Minister  Panagiotis Lafazanis. Miller, Tsipras and Lafazanis will discuss “current energy issues of interest,” Greek …

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