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Agreement between Italy and Algeria for a hydrogen, gas and ammonia pipeline

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Agreement between Italy and Algeria for a hydrogen, gas and ammonia pipeline

Italy and Algeria have reached an agreement for a hydrogen, gas and ammonia pipeline. Other European countries such as Spain may benefit from this agreement.

Little by little, hydrogen is becoming an interesting fuel that could boost personal mobility in the future. For this reason, many countries are preparing to supply themselves with this fuel, such as Italy, which has reached an agreement with Algeria for the construction of a hydrogen, gas and ammonia pipeline.

This new gas pipeline will allow Algerian gas exports to Europe to increase and will offer the possibility of transporting hydrogen, ammonia and even electricity. This makes the European country an important distributor of this energy for the entire continent, from which other states such as Spain could benefit.

Agreement between Italy and Algeria for a hydrogen, gas and ammonia pipeline

“We have signed the agreement to start the study and later its construction; it is a private gas pipeline, since it will include gas, hydrogen, ammonia and electricity”, announced the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at a joint press conference in Algiers with the Italian Prime Minister, Georgia Meloni, according to the newspaper La Voz de Galicia. .

The President of Algeria also announced that the implementation of this project, which is called Galsi, will link the Algerian port of Koudiet Draouche with the island of Sardinia. It will do so through an underwater gas pipeline that will be 284 kilometers long and will be installed at maximum depths of up to 2,880 meters.

Through this pipeline, hydrogen, gas and ammonia will travel from Algeria to the Italian city of Olbia. There, a second gas pipeline will link this town with Piombo, where it will connect to the national network.

This is good news for Europe, which is looking for viable alternatives to Russian gas after the supply problems that the continent is experiencing after the invasion of Ukraine last February, which has caused supply problems and a general increase in fuel prices. Worldwide.

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