Bulgaria has sent a request to reserve capacity at the Revythoussa LNG Terminal operated by DESFA (Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator), Athens-Macedonian News Agency sources said on Friday, in order to secure quantities of natural gas in case of a disruption of the supply from Russia.
The request is viewed positively as planned LNG cargoes for the Greek market, combined with the existing energy reserves, cover the country’s consumption needs.
The Greek system is connected with that of Bulgaria at Sidirokastro, the point at which Russian natural gas is imported into Greece, where there is also the option of countercurrent flow to supply Bulgaria.
The ANA sources said that there was also an initially positive reaction to a request to secure additional quantities of natural gas from the TAP pipeline, which carries natural gas from Azerbaijan to Europe via Turkey and Greece.
As Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said after a Crisis Management Team meeting on Friday morning, it is possible to increase the quantity of natural gas from the TAP pipeline, which crosses northern Greece.