The energy ministers of Greece and Bulgaria, Panos Skourletis and Temenujka Petkova respectively, will hold a meeting in Greece on 16 May, in which, in particular, they will discuss the sources of gas for future gas pipeline Interconnnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB).
Mr. Skourletis informed that on 17 May Thessaloniki will host the ceremony of laying Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) with participation of delegations from Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, the EU and some European companies.
"Greece obtains to increase its role as a regional energy centre, implementing TAP for gas transportation from Azerbaijan to Europe. It is planned to connect TAP with IGB. There are also plans to acquire liquefied natural gas (LNG)," the minister said.
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is participating in the TAP project and wants to obtain capacities in IGB for pumping Caspian gas via it.
A SOCAR source says that over the past 6 months two market tests on the IGB have been conducted to clarify the demand for it and its capacity.
"IGB is of interest for SOCAR. We