Pipelines, Storage & Power

Portugal pushes support for rejected STEP pipeline

Portugal’s energy regulator has told ACER it should be allowed a say on the future of the STEP pipeline after France and Spain rejected the project Portugal’s energy regulator has told ACER it should be allowed a say on the future of the STEP pipeline after France and Spain rejected the project.
By Silvia Favasuli 25 January 2019 0 33874
Pipeline welding in Spain. (Enagas)

Portugal's last-ditch effort to save the South Transit East Pyrenees (STEP) pipeline looks to be in vain following negative opinions by the French and Spanish energy regulators.

STEP was designed to link the French and Spanish gas grids across the eastern Pyrenees, facilitating flows between France and the Iberian Peninsula and enhancing European energy security. In an assessment of the project released on Wednesday, French energy regulator the CRE and its Spanish counterpart the CNMC said the project would fail to answer market needs...