US-EU Energy Council Backs Bulgaria-Greece Gas Link

US-EU Energy Council Backs Bulgaria-Greece Gas Link

The US-EU Energy Council on Wednesday stressed the importance of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) and the Southern Gas Corridor for the regional energy system.
The council brought together United States and European Union officials, with options to boost regional interconnectivity in Southeast Europe being a key part of the agenda. It was co-chaired by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, US Secretary of State John Kerry, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moritz, EU Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic, and EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
IGB is expected to become operational by mid-2018.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals should be built in Croatia and Greece in case of strong demand. Before the meeting, options to increase LNG supplies from the US was announced as a key item on the agenda.

Sofia News Agency

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