The Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline is a system of high-pressure gas pipelines that carry natural gas from the wells in Hassi R’Mel (Algeria) to Spain and Portugal
Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline in Morocco
On average, 30% of the natural gas consumed on the Iberian Peninsula is transported through this section every year. Furthermore, the gas pipeline supplies gas for electricity generation at two combined cycle power plants in Morocco, which produce 17% of Moroccan electricity output.
Since it was set up in 1990 through the studies company Omegaz Etudes, EMPL has enabled the natural gas supply structure of Spain and other European countries to be diversified, as well as the gas systems of Spain and Portugal to be integrated. In turn, it also boosts economic and partnership activity on both sides of the Mediterranean through a far-reaching and complex project that involves four countries: Algeria, Morocco, Spain and Portugal.