January 23, 2023 | 1 week ago

Algeria-Italy: Extremely important new gas pipeline project to be completed in a short time

ALGIERS - President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Monday in Algiers that the new gas pipeline project between Algeria and Italy was "extremely important" and "will be completed in a short time", to allow Algeria to export gas, electricity, ammonia and hydrogen.

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Speaking at a press briefing with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, President Tebboune said that "the duration of this project is left to the estimation of the technicians. Nevertheless, I believe it will be short, especially since we have agreed on the pipeline project and have signed an agreement today, to launch carry out the study."

President Tebboune reiterated that the pipeline will also carry gas, electricity, hydrogen and ammonia, and reaffirmed "the extreme importance of this project, which will make Italy a hub for the distribution of these energy products to Europe".

On the other hand, Ms Meloni stressed the importance of her working and friendship visit to Algeria, which comes on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Freindship and Neighbourly Relations between the two countries, adding that her country aspired to "the increase of Algerian gas exports to Italy and, therefore, from Algeria to Europe".

She said that Algeria and Italy were considering the construction of a new pipeline to that end, which would also enable to transport hydrogen and electricity, stressing that Algeria wished to diversify its partnership with Algeria, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, communications, biomedicine, industry and renewable energies.

January 23, 2023 | algeria-logo