Bulgarian energy minister in Athens soon for LNG station talks

Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova will soon make an official visit to Athens to take part in a meeting to focus on the plan to develop a floating LNG station in Alexandroupoli, northeastern Greece, following an invitation extended by her Greek counterpart Panos Skourletis. A date for her visit has yet to be announced.

Skourletis and Petkova discussed energy matters of mutual interest for Greece and Bulgaria during a telephone conversation yesterday. The discussion also covered the results of a first-round feasibility market test conducted for the prospective Greek-Bulgarian IGB interconnector. Interested parties were invited to indicate natural gas capacities they would require. The two officials agreed that the procedure’s next stage, when binding offers will be made, will be crucial in determining the interconnector project’s feasibility.

Petkova, during yesterday’s discussion, confirmed the Bulgarian government’s interest in the development of the floating LNG station in Alexandroupoli, which promises to further validate the IGB interconnector.