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Greek PM heralds task force to speed up hydrocarbon exploration

Greek PM heralds task force to speed up hydrocarbon exploration

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday announced the creation of a special task force that will be responsible for accelerating the country’s efforts to explore and exploit potential oil and gas reserves.

Greece, he told a meeting of energy officials, should have a clearer picture of where it stands by 2023, as it seeks to form a key part of a Europe-wide effort to reduce dependence on Russian natural gas and oil.

The government, Mitsotakis added, is “optimistic.” “If we do have significant reserves, we will replace imports with out own national wealth,” he said.