State Department says it is open to the possibility of an energy interconnection between Greece and Libya

The State Department is open to the possibility of an energy interconnection between Greece and Libya.

The US State Department spokesperson said that the US continues to support projects that promote the energy interconnection of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa with Europe, according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA).

The US ministry clarified that it places special emphasis on electricity connections, as it believes that they help the energy transition process and enhance energy security.

The chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, Farhat Bengdara, said that the country is considering the creation of two natural gas pipelines to Greece and the Egyptian city of Damietta.

Asked by ANA-MPA about the possibility of creating a pipeline that would connect Greece to Libya, a State Department spokesperson replied that it is their long-standing belief that the development of resources in the Eastern Mediterranean should promote cooperation and provide the foundation for sustainable energy security and economic prosperity across the region.

The spokesperson added that the US continue to support energy projects that will connect vital energy markets, such as the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, with Europe, and in particular electricity interconnections that help prepare for the clean energy transition that enhances energy security and sustainability.

Source: Cyprus News Agency