Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

At the international forum “Going South: European Strategy for a New Era” in Sorrento, Italy, Algeria announced progress in projects to transport gas and hydrogen across borders.

During the conference, Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arqab, explained that the “Southern Corridor H2” project, which connects Algeria with Germany through Tunisia, Italy and Austria, aims to transport renewable hydrogen from Algeria and enhance its supplies within the European hydrogen market.

Arqab also affirmed Algeria’s commitment to improving the trans-Saharan gas pipeline project, which runs from Nigeria to the northern coast of the Mediterranean, via Algeria and Niger.

In 2022, Algeria exported more than 4 billion cubic meters of natural gas, and its imports in the nine months of 2023 stabilized at 23 billion cubic meters, accounting for 20% of energy exports to Europe.

The international forum aims to discuss the growth prospects of southern Italy and the Mediterranean countries, and to build a platform for exchange and consultation on geopolitical, economic and social issues in the region.

 

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