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Spain’s Gas Pipeline Operator Calls for New Link With France

  • Enagas said capacity of existing pipelines can be increased
  • Spain currently has only small gas pipeline links to France

Spain’s gas transportation operator wants to build a new pipeline with France as a way to increase flows of natural gas into Europe and cut reliance on Russian energy supplies.

Spain “must make its excess capacity available to Europe, and that means strengthening” links with other parts of the region, Enagas SA Chief Executive Officer Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri said at an event in Madrid on Monday evening. Focus for this should be on building the first phase of the so-called MidCat pipeline with France as “it would be the bet that could give the fastest result,” he said.