Portugal in favour of gas pipe to Germany

 In News, Oil and Gas

Germany can “count 100% on Portugal for the construction of a gas pipeline, whether natural gas or green hydrogen”.

This is according to Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa who made his government’s willingness and availability in a message on Twitter on Thursday.
The tweet was published after the German chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the construction of the gas/hydrogen infrastructure to reduce dependence on Russian gas.
The Portuguese prime minister, he said that the “Port of Sines could be used as a logistics platform to accelerate the distribution of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to Europe”.
Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that he was in favour of a gas pipeline from Portugal via Spain and France to the rest of Europe, to reduce the current dependency on Russian gas.
In a press conference, Scholz regretted that this link had not yet been built because (if it had been) it would have made a huge contribution to supplying northern Europe after the energy crisis that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
According to the Spanish news agency Efe, the chancellor said he has conferred with his colleagues in Portugal, Spain, France and the president of the European Commission to press ahead with the project, especially since links with North Africa would help diversify supply.