Articles | Energy | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:46:51 GMT 2020-08-26T02:46:51Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Alexandroupoli LNG project set to turn port into energy hub http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/alexandroupoli-lng-project-set-to-turn-port-into-energy-hub

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (right) and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov (left) attend the signing event in Athens for the participation of state-controlled company Bulgartransgaz in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port city of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece. Mitsotakis said the terminal will be a "source of wealth’ for the countries of the region and turn the city port into a ‘global energy hub." "The gas will be liquefied and will connect to the national natural gas network and from there it will be channeled at the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023 to Greece, Bulgaria and the whole of Southeastern and Central Europe," he added. Borisov said the project will help both countries become major hubs and play a key role in energy distribution. [Orestis Panagiotou/EPA]

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 05:43:06 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/alexandroupoli-lng-project-set-to-turn-port-into-energy-hub 2020-08-25T05:43:06Z
Greece, Turkey heading for new crisis http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-turkey-heading-for-new-crisis

Just when it seemed that Greece and Turkey were entering a phase of de-escalation, the two countries appeared on Monday to be heading for another crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 05:26:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-turkey-heading-for-new-crisis 2020-08-25T05:26:14Z
PM says Alexandroupolis LNG project to turn port into energy hub http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pm-says-alexandroupolis-lng-project-to-turn-port-into-energy-hub

The Alexandroupoli liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will be a “source of wealth” for the countries of the region and turn the city port into a “global energy hub,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday during a signing ceremony in Athens approving the participation of Bulgaria’s gas transportation company, Bulgartransgaz, in the project.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:05:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pm-says-alexandroupolis-lng-project-to-turn-port-into-energy-hub 2020-08-24T11:05:14Z
German mediation to continue with Maas visit http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/german-mediation-to-continue-with-maas-visit

Germany’s mediatory effort between Athens and Ankara will continue this Tuesday with visits to Athens and Ankara by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas for contacts with his counterparts, in an effort to start anew the discussions between the two sides.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:32:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/german-mediation-to-continue-with-maas-visit 2020-08-24T08:32:25Z
The fire this time, in the Eastern Mediterranean http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-fire-this-time-in-the-eastern-mediterranean

James Baldwin’s much quoted reference to “the fire next time” alerts us to risks we would prefer not to contemplate. It is also a warning against complacency. Over the last few years, there has been no shortage of analyses pointing to the mounting risks in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:49:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-fire-this-time-in-the-eastern-mediterranean 2020-08-24T07:49:14Z
Athens responds to Ankara with own Navtex http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-responds-to-ankara-with-own-navtex

Athens on Monday issued a Navtex, an advisory to ships including coordinates, that its air and naval forces would conduct joint exercises in an area that overlaps with the one reserved by Ankara in a similar advisory issued on Sunday.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 06:36:24 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-responds-to-ankara-with-own-navtex 2020-08-24T06:36:24Z
Athens draws red line on sea surveys http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-draws-red-line-on-sea-surveys

Amid a new diplomatic effort, led by Berlin, to diffuse tension between Greece and Turkey, Athens has made it clear that the prospect of Ankara announcing exploratory activities in areas south or east of Crete that are designated in the Turkey-Libya memorandum is a red line that it will not allow to be crossed.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:14:23 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-draws-red-line-on-sea-surveys 2020-08-24T05:14:23Z
Erdogan announces Turkish gas find in Black Sea, says will accelerate operations in Med http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogan-announces-turkish-gas-find-in-black-sea-says-will-accelerate-operations-in-med

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey discovered its biggest ever natural gas field holding 320 billion cubic metres (11.3 trillion cubic feet) in the Black Sea, and more could be found as the country works to provide it by as soon as 2023.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:18:57 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogan-announces-turkish-gas-find-in-black-sea-says-will-accelerate-operations-in-med 2020-08-21T14:18:57Z
Bulgaria's role in Alexandroupoli gas project to be approved next week http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bulgarias-role-in-alexandroupoli-gas-project-to-be-approved-next-week

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov are on Monday to attend a ceremony in Athens approving the participation of Bulgaria’s Bulgartransgaz in the Alexandroupolis liquefied natural gas terminal.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:22:42 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bulgarias-role-in-alexandroupoli-gas-project-to-be-approved-next-week 2020-08-21T13:22:42Z
Turkey makes significant Black Sea gas find, sources tell Reuters http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/turkey-makes-significant-black-sea-gas-find-sources-tell-reuters

Turkey has found significant gas resources in the Black Sea, two Turkish sources said, a discovery which could help the country cut its dependence on energy imports if the gas can be commercially extracted.

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:04:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/turkey-makes-significant-black-sea-gas-find-sources-tell-reuters 2020-08-20T18:04:44Z
Greece: EU must step up response to Turkey’s ‘aggression’ http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-eu-must-step-up-response-to-turkeys-aggression

The European Union must step up its response to Turkey’s escalating “aggression” in the eastern Mediterranean because it's directed against the entire 27-member EU and not just some member nations, Greece's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:35:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-eu-must-step-up-response-to-turkeys-aggression 2020-08-18T18:35:12Z
PM’s national security adviser clarifies Turkish seismic survey statement. http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pms-national-security-adviser-clarifies-turkish-seismic-survey-statement

Alexandros Diakopoulos, the prime minister’s National Security Adviser sought to clarify a statement on the Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis on Tuesday, noting that he told a news panel that the ship “tried” to conduct seismic survey in Greek waters but did not go through with it.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 12:37:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pms-national-security-adviser-clarifies-turkish-seismic-survey-statement 2020-08-18T12:37:00Z
Athens bracing for August developments http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-bracing-for-august-developments

With the Turkish fleet still deployed in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Monday, Athens remained in full operational readiness while at the same time bracing for the expected launch of a new diplomatic rapprochement with Ankara on August 24.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:03:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/athens-bracing-for-august-developments 2020-08-18T09:03:32Z
Greek deals with Egypt, Italy to be submitted for approval next week http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-deals-with-egypt-italy-to-be-submitted-for-approval-next-week

Greece’s maritime deals with Egypt and Italy will likely be submitted to Parliament for approval next week, a deputy government spokesman said on Monday.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 05:22:56 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-deals-with-egypt-italy-to-be-submitted-for-approval-next-week 2020-08-18T05:22:56Z
PPC renewables http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/ppc-renewables

PPC Renewables, a subsidiary of state power firm PPC, is proceeding fast with its renewable energy power plants.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:17:05 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/ppc-renewables 2020-08-17T20:17:05Z
US supports Cyprus, wants closer East Med gas cooperation http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-supports-cyprus-wants-closer-east-med-gas-cooperation

The US wants tighter cooperation on developing gas finds in the "strategically significant" eastern Mediterranean and supports Cyprus' right to exploit hydrocarbon deposits discovered in its waters, a senior US State Department official said Sunday.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:58:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-supports-cyprus-wants-closer-east-med-gas-cooperation 2020-08-17T05:58:44Z
Pelican deaths spark debate on wind farm locations http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pelican-deaths-spark-debate-on-wind-farm-locations

A debate has begun again about the location of wind farms in a nature protection area near Lake Prespa in northern Greece after three pelicans died flying into wind turbines on Sunday.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:46:10 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/pelican-deaths-spark-debate-on-wind-farm-locations 2020-08-13T15:46:10Z
Oruc Reis changes course again http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/oruc-reis-changes-course-again

Seismic vessel Oruc Reis switched course early Thursday morning and started moving southward, sailing 15 miles away from Greek territorial waters, according to the Hellenic Navy General Staff (HNGS).

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 11:00:39 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/oruc-reis-changes-course-again 2020-08-13T11:00:39Z
France to bolster Mediterranean military presence over Turkish prospecting http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/france-to-bolster-mediterranean-military-presence-over-turkish-prospecting

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:16:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/france-to-bolster-mediterranean-military-presence-over-turkish-prospecting 2020-08-13T05:16:53Z
Priority to renewable energy http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/priority-to-renewable-energy

Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis has decided to cut the red tape on renewal energy projects by dispensing some of them from environmental impact assessments and simplifying the approval procedures for others.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:20:05 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/priority-to-renewable-energy 2020-08-12T20:20:05Z