Greece, Cheniere in LNG talks

Greek Energy and Environment Minister Panos Skourletis held a meeting on Tuesday in Athens with officials from Houston-based LNG player Cheniere Energy.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Skourletis met with Jean Abiteboul, President of Cheniere Supply & Marketing and George Kokotis, Manager at Cheniere Supply & Marketing.

Cheniere is interested in joining a consortium to build and invest in a floating LNG terminal in Alexandroupoli, northeastern Greece.

The company also aims to ink a deal with Greece’s DEPA to supply it with liquefied natural gas, the statement said.

The visit comes just after Cheniere announced it is replacing Charif Souki, the co-founder of the company and former chairman, president and CEO.

Cheniere is also expected to ship its first LNG cargo from its Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in January 2016.


LNG World News Staff