Greece receives first batch of liquefied natural gas from the US

Greece has received the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, 168 thousand/cubic meters (or 1,772,400 MWh), stated the operator company of the Greek national gas transmission system DESFA.

The first batch of LNG was delivered in accordance with the agreement between the Greek DEPA and American Cheniere.

“This is the first batch of American LNG from shale gas imported by Greece and delivered from the new Cheniere terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the third tank of the DESFA terminal with a capacity of 95,000 m3, which was recently opened by the Minister of Environment and Energy,” the company’s statement reads.

A source from the Greek government circles told RIA Novosti that it would be necessary to study how profitable the supply of LNG from the United States would be in the future. In November 2018, the American Cheniere Energy commissioned a new LNG terminal in Texas. Cheniere Energy became the first American company to start exporting LNG to Europe in 2016.

  Greece, USA, DESFA