Spain has assured that the gas it will transport to Morocco will not come from Algeria, a country which has threatened to break its contract with Spain if it diverts Algerian gas “to a third destination”.
While Algiers stopped supplying Morocco with gas at the end of October via the Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline (GME), Spain decided to allow Morocco to supply itself through this same pipe depending from Algeria to Spain. through Morocco.
Concretely, Rabat will be able to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the international markets, have it delivered to Spain where it will be regasified before being transported to Morocco via the GME.
“Under no circumstances will the gas acquired by Morocco be of Algerian origin,” the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition said on Wednesday evening.
“The activation of this mechanism has been discussed with Algeria in recent months and communicated today (Wednesday) to the Algerian Minister of Energy,” he added.
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