Spain set a record in April for natural gas exports by pipeline to France. Through its two interconnections, Irun in the Basque Country and Larrau in Navarre, a flow of 6.52 TWh was recorded last month, Enagás announced yesterday in a press release.
This record, which exceeds the flow recorded in May last year of 5.9 TWh, highlights the “crucial role” played by the Spanish gas system in the security of European energy supply.
The technical manager of the Spanish gas system explained that the strike in France has caused “a decrease in local gas production, which has led to greater dependence on imports to meet domestic demand”.
Enagás therefore stressed that Spain’s gas system has demonstrated its ability to help guarantee security of supply to France, providing a constant and stable flow of natural gas.
This “historic record” in natural gas exports to France “not only highlights the robustness of the Spanish Gas System in the European environment”, but also underlines “the relevance of having solid and efficient infrastructures that enable cross-border energy cooperation”, Enagás indicated.
Source : The Diplomatic Spain