Greek and European natural gas networks

The Greek Natural Gas Transmission Network consists of the 512km main pipeline connecting the Greek-Bulgarian borders (Sidirokastro) to Attica and its branches with a total lenght of 779km. 

Natural gas is also entering Greece through the Greek-Turkish borders (at Kipi) and through the LNG Terminal at Revithoussa island, near Athens.

The natural gas network covers to date the areas of Attica, Thessaloniki, Thessaly (Trikala, Volos, Karditsa, Larissa), some areas in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and industrial units at Thisvi, Inofyta, Antikira, Aliveri and Plati Imathias. The network is currently expanding to cover also parts of the district of Peloponnesse. 

For more information visit the website of DESFA, the Operator of the National Natural Gas Transmission System, at www.desfa.gr .

Alexandroupolis INGS will become the fourth entry point of natural gas in Greece and will have the ability to supply the market with annual natural gas quantities of up to 6,1 bcm. 

The European natural gas transmission system is a complex network with many branches and a length of thousands kilometers. This network transfers the natural gas from the main production areas (Russia, Norway, UK, the Netherlands, the Kaspian region) to the European markets. 

There are also LNG reception and regasification terminals which are supplied from liquefaction plants in Algeria, Qatar, Nigeria, Egypt, etc. 

For more information visit the website of the European Natural Gas Transmission System Operator (ENTSO-G) στο www.entsog.eu .