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North African piped gas flows see boost in October

Piped exports from North Africa to Europe were up last month as a result of greater Spanish demand, but flows are falling on an annual basis Piped exports from North Africa to Europe were up last month as a result of greater Spanish demand, but flows are falling on an annual basis.
By Menelaos Vakalopoulos 4 November 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG 0 34750

Europe’s imports of North African pipeline gas increased by 30.3% on a monthly basis in October, but volumes were down by 50.4% on an annual basis. Europe imports gas from North Africa via four pipelines to Italy and Spain. Spain receives gas from Algeria via two pipelines, the 8 billion cubic metre per year Medgaz and 12 bcm/y Maghreb-Europe. Italy imports gas from Algeria through the 30.2 bcm/y Trans-Mediterranean pipeline and the 11 bcm/y GreenStream.

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