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Energy Minister- Greece becoming important partner in supplying gas to Serbia

February 12, 2024

Serbian Mining and Energy Minister Dubravka Djedovic-Handanovic told the Serbian-Greek Business Forum on Monday in Belgrade that, in the coming years, investment in the energy infrastructure would reach its peak, highlighting considerable potentials for broader cooperation with Greece in the energy sector, Beta reported.

The Minister pointed out that, as the interconnection with Bulgaria was completed late last year, Serbia had established a physical connection with sources of gas in the Caspian region and with the LNG terminal in the Greek port of Alexandroupolis, making Greece an important partner for Serbia in the area of gas supply.

“We have already arranged yearly deliveries of up to 400 million cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas until 2026, which can then triple. Additionally, we have reserved 300 million cubic meters of gas from the LNG terminal in Alexandroupolis to be delivered annually, as soon as the terminal becomes fully operational, which is expected in the coming weeks,“ the minister said.

She added that plans were underway for the construction of two new gas pipelines, with North Macedonia and Romania, which will be completed before the beginning of the specialized EXPO 2027 exhibition.

“Greek consultants who have extensive experience in energy transition planning, are providing us with great support in the preparation of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan and understand very well the potentials and challenges that lie ahead on this path,” said Djedovic Handanovic.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/energy-minister-greece-becoming-important-partner-in-supplying-gas-to-serbia/

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