Pedro Sanchez: Spain positions itself as an alternative to Russian gas for Europe

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, estimated on Thursday that Madrid currently has the possibility of becoming a hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and an alternative to Russian gas for several countries of the European Union.

During a press conference with the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on the occasion of the 14th Spanish-Polish summit, Sanchez indicated that “Spain has the most important regasification infrastructure in Europe and it is at the disposal of European partners”, to do without Russian energy=.

Thus, he explained, 30% of European regasification is located in Spain, which “is willing to increase solidarity” and the ability to export gas to other European countries.

In this regard, he pointed out that last June 20% of the imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) that arrived in Spain were exported to third countries of the EU.

The head of the Spanish government has already held talks with the French government and the European Commission to improve interconnections and make Spain “an alternative to the import of Russian gas by other countries of Central and Eastern Europe” .

“Not only do we need to increase our gas export capacity, but we also need to meet the energy savings challenge that this potential threat to all of Europe from the Russian gas supply cut will entail,” said he argued.

It should be noted that Spain has six regasification units in operation, which represents a third of the regasification capacity of the whole of the EU and 44% of the storage potential of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the EU. .


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