Enagás sources assure that at no time has the flow of gas that reaches Spain from Algeria through Medgaz been interrupted
July 24 () –
The gas supply between Algeria and Spain was temporarily reduced this Sunday due to maintenance work on the Medgaz marine gas pipeline, Enagás reported, specifying that there was no cut in supply at any time.
The Algerian company Sonatrach issued a statement this afternoon in which it reported “a temporary interruption in the supply of gas to Spain” due to a breakdown on the Spanish side of the Medgaz gas pipeline.
“The Spanish technical teams are working hard to carry out the necessary repairs to restore the gas supply to Spain as soon as possible,” Sonatrach said in the statement.
However, Enagás sources have indicated that “at no time has the flow of gas been interrupted” that reaches Spain from Algeria through Medgaz.
Enagás explained that “this afternoon, according to information received from Medgaz, during routine maintenance work at the Beni Saaf Compression Station, there has been a momentary two-hour cessation of the flows” that start from the plant in Algeria to the international connection in Almería.
“This has caused a decrease -which will not cease- in the flows entering Spain through said international connection. The problem has been solved and the flows are recovering normally”, indicates the company, which has specified that the minimum flow has been 704,000 Nm3h.
For this reason, from Enagás they specify that in the Spanish gas system “there has been no effect on the security of supply, there has been no technical reason that has produced this situation, nor has any action been required to solve it”.