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Portugal is negotiating “at the highest level” with the governments of Germany and Poland so that gas from the Seine port will be distributed to the European countries most dependent on Russian energy, The Publico newspaper reported this on Friday.
In order to deal – albeit in part – with many European countries relying on energy from Russia, the Portuguese government believes that the port of Sines could receive gas from the United States and then transfer it to other countries, through smaller vessels. Thus the gas will be transported through the pocket via Recharge, which means “transformation”. At the moment, the countries preferred by Portugal for this project are Germany and Poland.
“Technical study completed” and it is “a viable solution, Flexible and alternative, as Sines enjoys a central geographic position in the Atlantic Ocean,” a government source told Público, adding that “ports in northern Europe are very crowded and accommodating a large number of ships of greater capacity is a risk.”
On April 8, Antonio Costa e Silva, Minister of Economy, already stated that Sines could be a place to import gas. The plan to make this port the gas distributor for Poland and Germany will be financed from PRR and PT2030 funds. However, if there are exploration contracts that can be financed by private parties, the disclosure of funds can be waived.
In addition to negotiations with Poland and Germany, Portugal is known as a “priority” to overcome the French veto To be able to pass gas from the pocket through the Pyrenees. MEP Pedro Marques Biblico stated that the French lacked the “political will” for this to happen.
This week, to support investments that help end dependence on Russian energy, Brussels approved the plan repower With an increase in financing of 300 billion euros.
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