France will examine the MidCat project after the request from Spain and Germany
MADRID, Aug. 31 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Economy and Finance of France, Bruno Le Maire, indicated that the country is going to examine the request to unblock the development of the MidCat project, the gas pipeline to carry gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe through the Gallic country. .
“Ye a very old question […]but from the moment that the president of the Spanish government and the German chancellor, representatives of two friendly countries of France, make this request to us, we are going to examine it, it is an issue that we are going to examine,” Le Maire told the press after ‘an act in Paris, in statements received by Radio Nacional.
In his appearance before the media in the framework of his meeting this Tuesday, Pedro Sánchez and his German counterpart, Olaf Scholz highlighted the need to maintain interconnections in Europe.
The MidCat project has been paralyzed for years due to its high costs and, until now, a low price for Russian supplies. There are still 226 kilometers of pipes to be built from the Catalan town of Hostalric to the French town of Barbaira, and Spain asks the EU to cover the costs.
Scholz repeated to Sánchez his commitment to a project such as MidCat, pointing out that it will also serve to take advantage of the potential of southern Europe in terms of green hydrogen.