Minister for Environment & Energy of Greece Panos Skourletis (photo) has specified today the gas import prospects in the renewed Greek government.
The media operating in Greece have reported from the ceremony of relegating affairs in the Ministry to Skourletis, the latter said: "We’ll continue the projects of TAP gas pipeline and gas pipeline with Russian gas".
The first source of gas for Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will be Azerbaijani gas from Caspian field Shah Deniz.
TAP is part of project Southern Gas Corridor, which includes construction of gas pipeline systems TANAP-TAP by 2019 from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field through Georgia, Turkey, Greece and Albania to south of Italy.
Greece is also showing an interest to project Turkish Stream, which concerns the construction of the gas pipeline capacity of up to 63 bn cu m of gas a year from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. Today Turkish Stream is being discussed during negotiations of the Turkish president in Moscow. Previously, the parties could not reach agreement on prices, and Russia has threatened to freeze this project.