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Brussels shuts down Franco-Spanish gas pipeline to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Brussels is included midcat as one of the priorities of the European Energy Strategy. community executive chairman, Ursula von der…

By admin , in news , at May 9, 2022


Brussels is included midcat as one of the priorities of the European Energy Strategy. community executive chairman, Ursula von der LeyenPoints to the connecting gas pipeline Catalonia You France As an “important” way to achieve independence from Russian gas.

The project – paralyzed in 2018 – consists of a section built between Barcelona and the Girona municipality of Hostalik. Pipeline could release much of its regasification potential Spain, Our country has seven plants spread across the peninsula that are capable of converting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into natural gas which can be transported through gas pipelines. Regasification plants that have been operating at full capacity in recent months are processing all LNG imported from there United States of americaSpain’s main supplier.

3,000 million euro budget, Midcat initially has a capacity of 7,000 million cubic metres. Work is now focused on a second section that will connect the gas pipeline to the French pipeline network. “their build” Requires acquisition of land through which the pipeline will crossWhich adds to the constraints and means the project is not so immediate”, according to Alberto Carbazo, former general director of operations at Red Electrica.

France opposed the creation of Midkata.

Once completed, the role of the Franco-Spanish pipeline will be limited. your shipping quantity is Eight times less than Nord Stream 1gas pipeline through Germany – one of Putin’s main customers – receives most of the gas he consumes. Spain has two other connection points with France. via a nevaris port larau and the second one starts with the plant of Bilbao,

Von der Leyen’s steadfast support paved the way for the creation of Midcat. Spain Asked for financial assistance from Europe for the construction of the gas pipeline. “It can’t be that we make it to the Pyrenees – that the gas pipeline was stopped in Hostelrik (Girona) – and from there it is a dead end”, said the minister, Theresa Rivera Last week, which pointed to France, «Always Opposed (Midcat)But now 50% of the nuclear park in it is closed and it needs the support of its neighbours.