Greece prepares for winter gas crisis in Europe

Greek Energy Minister Yannis Maniatis held talks with Greek LNG shipowners this week in order to enforce the country’s energy safety and adequate supply.

In light of geopolitical developments and the possibility of winter gas shortages in Europe stemming from the Ukraine crisis, the Greek ministry of Energy has been preparing early for all possible scenarios.

Maniatis called on Greek shippers to contribute toward the safeguarding of the country’s energy supply ahead of a possible crisis stemming from developments in the Russia – Ukraine dispute (over gas prices and unpaid debt for past deliveries), by making the most of their ability to quickly find spot loads on the international market.

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