The Greece-Turkey gas interconnector was inaugurated on 18 November 2007 by the two countries’ prime ministers, Mr. Karamanlis and Mr. Erdogan, over the Evros river in Thrace. The 280 kilometre gas pipeline connects the Turkish city of Karacabey to the Greek city of Komotini and brings natural gas from Turkey’s gas network to Greece’s central gas grid. Following a contract signed between Greece’s Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) and Turkey’s state owned oil and gas company BOTAS, Greece will gradually import 0.75 BCMs of gas per year starting November 2007. The pipeline currently only supplies the Greek market, but as of 2011 it will be linked to the underwater pipeline known as the interconnector Greece-Italy, extending from a western Greek port to the Italian port of Otranto.

Source: Ministry of Development