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    Bulgaria, Romania buy Greek LNG receiving capacity: press

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Revithoussa LNG could soon be expanded with a new floating LNG facility.

by: Callum Cyrus

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Bulgaria, Romania buy Greek LNG receiving 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 April 8.

Bulgaria-based trader MET Energy already has a contract for unloading 142,500 metresof LNG in May, the report said, citing Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini.

Revithoussa LNG is central to Greece's preparations for alternative gas quantities as the EU looks to phase out two thirds of Russian imports before the end of this year, according to Greece's environment and energy minister Kostas Skrekas.

The terminal has a regasification capacity of 1.25mn m3/hr that could later be expanded to host a floating LNG tank for additional imports. Situated 45km of the Greek capital Athens, it is the only LNG terminal in Greece to receive, store and regasify imports that links to the national gas transmission system.

Officials from Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator told news agency Amna that skyrocketing demand for floating LNG import vessels due to the Ukraine war meant it was vital Athens moved quickly to procure a vessel for Revithoussa LNG's expansion.