Claudio Descalzi, CEO of the Italian company Eni, revealed that his country is the only country that has direct contact with Algeria through a gas pipeline with a capacity of 36 billion cubic meters, and it is still not fully exploited, and there are 10 billion of spare capacity.
Descalzi noted that the LNG sector with Egypt, Nigeria, Angola, Congo and Mozambique is added to the gas pipelines, adding: “We have already managed now to dispense nearly 50 percent of Russian gas, mainly through Africa,” the agency reported. Nova Italian news.
“We also have pipelines in the north, not only from Russia, but also from northern Europe, via Passo del Gries. Then we have the TAP pipeline across the Adriatic Sea with a capacity of 7-8 billion cubic meters.”
On making Italy a gas center at the European level, Descalzi said, “The center consists mainly of gas that will be brought to Italy, and” within two or two and a half years, we will be able to cover the quantities needed for consumption,” noting that “energy security also consists of infrastructure. “.-
Regarding the agreements that will be signed with the Algerian Sonatrach, Descalzi explained that they are “rich and of wonderful content,” adding: “Today we signed a very important agreement regarding the efficiency of our production system and the efficiency of Sonatrach. We have already signed an agreement to replace the gas we use in our domestic activities and Sonatrach’s activities with renewable energy sources, and we will move forward with major expansions. Added to this is an agreement in which we will try to limit and reduce emissions, specifically methane emissions.”--
For the CEO of Eni, the idea is to monitor the “fugitive” gas also via satellite, stop the methane leakage and “make this gas available for sale and export”.
According to Descalzi, the agreements “are at the heart of energy efficiency and the significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.” In this regard, there are other agreements related to the capture of carbon dioxide in the industrial activities of Sonatrach, where Descalzi revealed: “We already have an agreement on hydrogen and we are always working to expand it through renewable energy sources with the possibility of establishing pipelines to transport hydrogen, because those that transport gas Completely inappropriate.”
And Descalzi specified that “Sonatrach indicates that there is also the transmission of electricity, or rather the use of the structural part of the pipelines to pass electric wires to transmit electricity” produced from renewable energy sources.