Algeria opens the door to increase gas supply to Spain

Algeria after meeting the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, with the Algerian President, Abdelmajid Tebune, within the framework of a visit to the North African country in an attempt from the European Union to overcome the open crisis between Spain and Algeria after the support of the Government of Sánchez to Morocco’s plan for Western Sahara.

The president of the council has assured that in the meeting undertaken there was no type of threat from Algeria regarding the supply of gas to Spain. “To be extremely clear, I addressed the difficulties and there is no threat from Algeria either directly or indirectly about the gas cut. On the contrary, Algeria presents itself as a loyal partner to support the EU in these difficult times,” Michel said after a tour that has taken him to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), apart from Algeria, in the campaign to diversify the supply of hydrocarbons to Europe, in which Spain plays an essential role due to its privileged geostrategic location.

“Algeria has already decided to increase the supply to Italy and there is the possibility of increasing the supply of gas to Spain. We discuss the numbers with them,” he deepened, while saying that the option of a second Algerian gas pipeline was on the table to bring gas to Italy and the idea of ​​improving electrical interconnections with Europe.

redirect the gas

Regarding the negotiations to improve cooperation with the rest of the countries that he has been visiting, Michel discussed with Qatar the option of increasing the supply of gas to Europe by redirecting part of the supply that goes to the Asian market.

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In Saudi Arabia the conversation focused on investments in green hydrogen, while in the UAE it discussed how to increase European participation in renewable energy projects.

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