PM to cut ribbon at natural gas station

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is today expected to inaugurate Athens’s second natural gas bus-refueling station that will help power the public transport system with a greener energy source in what officials describe as being the largest of its type in Europe. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas said the plant will help provide a environmental boost to pollution-choked Athens. «We are making a decisive step regarding the penetration of natural gas in Greece,» the minister said on Thursday. The refueling station in Anthousa, northeast Athens, will be able to pump natural gas into up to 36 buses per hour and has come with a 4.9-million-euro price tag. The oppositionPASOK party criticized the government for turning the ribbon-cutting ceremony into a propagnda event, saying that the plant is a project that it started in 2002.

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