The three European countries of Spain, Portugal and France say they have agreed to build a sea-based pipeline to transport hydrogen and gas between Barcelona and Marseille.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said of the agreement, “The gas pipeline, called BarMar, will be used mainly to pump green hydrogen and other renewable gases, but will also temporarily allow the transfer of a limited amount of natural gas to help ease the energy crisis in Europe.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also told reporters in Brussels, “This pipeline is a response to the call for solidarity from our European partners against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s blackmail.
French President Emmanuel Macron also said, “It is important that Europe remains united.
Following the imposition of restrictions on Russian gas supplies to European countries, the European Commission proposed last week that EU countries share gas in emergencies as part of a new package of measures to combat the energy crisis.