Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, Panos Skourleti, voiced his country’s willingness to transit Iran’s LNG to EU’s state members.

Considering the potentials and capacities of the two countries, talks are being held to have Greece as the hub for transiting Iran’s LNG and CNG to Europe, said Panos Skourleti Greek Minister of Environment and Energy touching upon the latest talks of Iran and Greece over oil and gas cooperation.

The Greek official said that his country is determined to reopen doors to oil and gas cooperation with Iran and boasted that Greece was the first European country which clinched an oil deal with Iran after the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

Iran intends to export its LNG gas to Greece via vessels and gas terminals in the vicinity of Athens will be used for the purpose while there are also other terminals with the same equipment in the north of Greece, affirmed the Greek minister.

He also reassured that Iran has voiced willingness to use the terminals and equipment in Greece to export and transmit natural gas to Europe.

Skourleti stressed that the both terminal are capable to convey the gas to other European countries and added that the gas line to Bulgaria will surely be test-proofed by the end of February.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister, Amir-Hossein Zamaninia, had been recently quoted saying that Greece’s biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum would buy 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day with the prospect of increasing the volume to 150,000 bpd.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s recent visit to Tehran and his numerous meeting with Iranian official are said to be the main facilitator of Iran-Greece oil deals.

A major buyer of Iranian crude oil, Hellenic Petroleum, which has refineries in Greek cities of Thessaloniki, Elefsina, Aspropyrgos, and Skopje, imported about 20 percent of the Southeast European country’s annual crude oil from Iran, before unfair US-brokered sanctions were imposed on Tehran in 2011.

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2016-02-26 09:52

If Greece proceeds it will be War with Turkey no question, Greece seriously needs to get S300 set up by speaking very nicely with Russia.