northafr9Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 30 July 2022

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

A gas crisis in Europe caused by Russia's decision to reduce flows of gas, as it faces Western sanctions for invading Ukraine, is forcing Europe to diversify its energy supply. Africa's gas resources are increasingly in the spotlight as the European Union looks to move away from depending on Russian energy.[ African gas pipeline projects revived due to European gas crisis, bne IntelliNews June 23, 2022.]

Algeria and Nigeria are Africa's major gas producers and the main African gas suppliers of Europe. Algeria is Africa’s largest exporter of gas and due to the country's location along the Mediterranean, Algeria is Europe’s biggest gas supplier after Russia and Norway, sending the fuel via subsea pipelines to Spain and Italy, and also shipping it in liquefied form (LNG).[ Europe looks to Africa to fill natural gas gap, dw, March 4, 2022.].. Read more

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