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African alternative to Nord Stream 2: Russia may have a new competitor for gas supplies to Europe

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The Egyptian edition Noonpost writes about the proposal of Morocco and Nigeria to build a gas pipeline, which should pass through several African states to Europe and become an alternative source of gas supplies for European countries. Now the European Union is looking for backup options for gas supplies in order to get rid of excessive energy dependence on Russia. In this vein, the solution proposed by the countries of the African continent may become a saving straw for Europe, especially for its southern part.


Pros of African gas supplies to Europe


Europe currently receives significant volumes of gas from Algeria. However, the proposed option makes it possible to increase African supplies at the expense of Nigerian gas. As you know, Nigeria is the largest oil and gas producing country in West Africa. But the supply of Nigerian gas to Europe is hampered by the lack of a gas pipeline that would run through several African countries to the Mediterranean coast. Both Nigeria itself and the countries through which the transit will go, and in Europe - France, Spain and Portugal may be interested in the construction of such a gas pipeline.

There are quite a few advantages from such a gas pipeline for both Europe and Africa. Firstly, it is indeed a very real alternative to the Russian "Nord Stream-2". Of course, it will not be possible to completely and even to a significant extent replace Russian gas with Nigerian gas, but as a reserve and additional source - for the same Europe, an option.

Secondly, the construction of the gas pipeline will allow African countries to improve their financial situation. Gas transit through its territory will provide additional funds to many West African states.

Thirdly, the migration problem will also be partially solved, since the construction and maintenance of a gas pipeline of this level will require the attraction of significant labor resources on the territory of the African countries themselves. The level of social tension will decrease, the same African migrants will be able to work on the territory of their countries as construction and maintenance personnel, as well as personnel of additional infrastructure.

Risks for Russia


There are also obvious risks for Russia. Of course, an extra gas source for Europe is not included in Moscow's plans, as it weakens the position of the Russian Federation and creates additional competition. On the other hand, the African gas pipeline will in any case be oriented towards the South European countries, while the SP-2 is oriented towards the needs of Germany in the first place.


Gas pipeline through Morocco will be longer and more complex

However, it is still too early to speak about an African gas pipeline. Let's start with the fact that Algeria and Morocco are competing for the pipeline. Algeria has its own gas and the way to Algeria is easier - from Nigeria through Niger. Morocco does not have its own gas, so some of the Nigerian supplies will remain for Moroccan needs.

In addition, transit to Morocco will require a gas pipeline through almost all West African countries: Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania. This is a very difficult task, given both the length of the gas pipeline and the not always stable political situation in the listed states. Moreover, terrorist groups are active in some countries of West Africa, including Nigeria itself.

So far, the Nigerian side is leaning towards the Moroccan option: despite its high cost, the Nigerian authorities believe that the Europeans want to see just such a pipeline. The main buyers of Nigerian gas in this case will be Spain and France, whose companies are already actively interested in gas production in Nigeria.

But there is another interesting point: given that the listed African countries themselves are lagging behind in terms of technology, and also remembering the strong ties of many of these states with Russia, it is possible that Russian companies will also be able to get some benefit from the construction of a trans-African gas pipeline. At the very least, an increase in the prosperity of African countries through transit will play into Russia's hands, since a significant part of Russian exports goes to economically growing African markets.
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  1. Ilya-spb
    Ilya-spb April 8 2021 13: 14
    +21
    There will be no gas pipeline in Africa. The negroes will fight.
    1. xorek
      xorek April 8 2021 13: 29
      -9
      Quote: Ilya-spb
      There will be no gas pipeline in Africa. The negroes will fight.

      laughing wassat They will take hostage engineers and demand ransom, etc.
      All this is ridiculous! Russian gas is the cheapest and safest, so they scream ..
      And if we turn it off, tired of accusations and insults? Well, just, you need it yourself, etc. ..What will happen then? We have huge territories that are not gasified. We will drive gas to the Arctic, for example, to heat our military bases, and there cities will start, etc.
      Eh Europe, you're a complete oops ..
      1. aleksejkabanets
        aleksejkabanets April 8 2021 13: 37
        +11
        Quote: xorek
        All this is ridiculous! Russian gas is the cheapest and safest

        Come on, the cheapest. Look at the cost of gas production in the Middle East and here, somewhere beyond the Arctic Circle.)))))
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky April 8 2021 15: 03
          -1
          Quote: aleksejkabanets
          Quote: xorek
          All this is ridiculous! Russian gas is the cheapest and safest

          Come on, the cheapest. Look at the cost of gas production in the Middle East and here, somewhere beyond the Arctic Circle.)))))

          This refers to pipeline gas and LNG, which is much more expensive for the end user.
          Germany is going to allocate a part of the gas market for American LNG because if (relatively speaking) Russian gas goes through the pipe at 200, and American gas is delivered at 400, then adding these two prices and dividing them in half, gas will burn in the burner at 300 , which is not so critical than buying an exclusively American one at 400. The savings are Baku 100 per thousand cubic meters, and if you take into account the fact that Berlin is giving up nuclear and coal energy in favor of gas, the savings are more than tangible.
          1. Maikcg
            Maikcg April 8 2021 16: 21
            +1
            Germany is not yet coming, this is a weak digging for the SP-2, like it will pay off the sanctions. For American LNG Martsinkevich had a great video, in a nutshell - it's not so obvious. )
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky April 8 2021 16: 29
              0
              Quote: MaikCG
              Germany is not yet coming, this is a weak digging for the SP-2, like it will pay off the sanctions.
              So yes, a year and a half ago, this was announced by Merkel in order to settle the sanctions cases for the possibility of completing the SP-2, I do not argue. However, this is what Germany is willing to give the US as a concession. At least part of it.
              Quote: MaikCG
              For American LNG Martsinkevich had a great video, in a nutshell - it's not so obvious.
              I didn’t look, I have to look. Do not share the link, as it is even called hi
              1. Maikcg
                Maikcg April 9 2021 00: 39
                +1
                Here is the video.
                1. Nyrobsky
                  Nyrobsky April 9 2021 09: 31
                  0
                  Quote: MaikCG
                  Here is the video.

                  Thank you hi
      2. Alexander Kopychev
        Alexander Kopychev April 8 2021 14: 27
        0
        You are probably right, but for this message:
        We have huge territories that are not gasified. We will drive gas to the Arctic, for example, to heat our military bases, and there cities will start, etc.

        я xoreku put +
      3. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 8 2021 15: 12
        +1
        Quote: xorek
        Our vast territories are not gasified

        I agree that if you gasify ALL of Russia, you can then collect no less money than from three Europes. But Gazprom is not interested in rubles
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx April 8 2021 16: 55
          +2
          Quote: Piramidon
          I agree if you gasify ALL of Russia

          First, we need to expel foreign representatives from the board ...
          Have you seen Russians in any foreign corporation or consortium? That's why we have what we have ... Miller and Co.
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 April 8 2021 23: 25
            +1
            First, you need to expel foreign representatives from the board of directors.
            ... first it is necessary to change the Constitution of the Russian Federation .. and it is articles No. 10 and No. 17 ... then the train will trample ... for example, I like the ideas of the National Liberation Movement of the NOD of the Russian Federation ... we will deal with your minus now
        2. Vadim237
          Vadim237 April 8 2021 18: 34
          +4
          "To gasify ALL of Russia" There were no such plans even under the USSR because they understood that it was a very difficult and expensive pleasure.
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon April 8 2021 18: 45
            +2
            Quote: Vadim237
            "To gasify ALL of Russia" There were no such plans even under the USSR because they understood that it was a very difficult and expensive pleasure.

            And no one says it's that simple. The fig needs its own people, and it will be interrupted with firewood. It's easier to lay one pipe to Europe and cut green candy wrappers.
        3. My doctor
          My doctor April 8 2021 19: 15
          +5
          Quote: Piramidon

          I agree if you gasify ALL of Russia

          Do you propose to lay a pipe into the village, which will cost several times more expensive than this village with all its inhabitants?
          1. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx April 9 2021 03: 09
            +2
            Quote: MyVrach
            Quote: Piramidon

            I agree if you gasify ALL of Russia

            You suggest lead a pipe to the village, which will cost several times more expensive than this village with all its inhabitants?

            No sane person will tell you that. Only in addition to gas there is electricity that can meet the needs of that very “unprofitable settlement”. You can approach everything with your head. Agricultural development in one's own country is capable of ensuring its food security once and for all. We have lost our production culture somewhere. But work can deliver not only irritation, like the need to get a livelihood (although, is it possible to exist on the minimum wage?), But also satisfaction, like the need to show one's own skill and enjoy the result of creation. Sources of energy allow, in each specific case, to reveal the wide possibilities of precisely creative labor. You will not argue that in the new economic order of Russia over the past 30 years the number of "workers" (citizens), whose activities do not bear "fruit" and are similar to dependency and parasitism, has increased significantly.
          2. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter April 9 2021 03: 20
            +1
            Quote: MyVrach
            Do you propose to lay a pipe into the village, which will cost several times more expensive than this village with all its inhabitants?

            Colleague, do you propose to encourage Gazprom and its offshore "daughters" in laying unnecessary streams 2, the forces of Siberia and southern streams, while neglecting the needs of the population, which, in fact, pays for these projects?
      4. Souchastnik
        Souchastnik April 9 2021 11: 07
        0
        And if we turn off, tired of accusations and insults?

        Who will turn off whom? Miller himself a paycheck and profit? As Stanislavsky said: “I don’t believe”.
    2. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 April 8 2021 13: 35
      -5
      The Somali pirates will be delighted to take the pipeline prisoner.
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 14: 34
        +1
        Quote: Alexander 3
        The Somali pirates will be delighted to take the pipeline prisoner.

        Why pirates at once? There are avengers of the nigga delta sad
    3. NIKN
      NIKN April 8 2021 13: 38
      +2
      Thirdly, the migration problem will also be partially solved, since the construction and maintenance of a gas pipeline of this level will require the attraction of significant labor resources on the territory of the African countries themselves. The level of social tension will decrease, the same African migrants will be able to work on the territory of their countries as builders and maintenance personnel, as well as additional infrastructure personnel.
      African migrants who have migrated cannot be driven to Africa with a broom.
      1. Proxima
        Proxima April 8 2021 14: 20
        +5
        Quote: NIKNN
        Thirdly, the migration problem will also be partially solved, since the construction and maintenance of a gas pipeline of this level will require the attraction of significant labor resources on the territory of the African countries themselves. The level of social tension will decrease, the same African migrants will be able to work on the territory of their countries as builders and maintenance personnel, as well as additional infrastructure personnel.

        The only thing missing is that the capital will automatically be transferred to NEW WASYUKI! drinks There won't be this gas pipeline crying for at least one reason that it will be a competitor for suppliers of liquefied gas (in particular, the United States).
      2. CARLSON
        CARLSON April 8 2021 14: 25
        +5
        Migrants, for the most part, rush to Europe not to work, but to do nothing and live on benefits. They are not going to work, not in Europe, and even more so in their countries.
    4. antivirus
      antivirus April 8 2021 15: 24
      -2
      15 years ago, Sarkozy so wanted to build and got stuck with Boko Haram, in Mali and others. Gas goes well to the right side under the supervision of nuclear weapons. and even the pipes will be handed over to metal scrap.
    5. private person
      private person April 8 2021 16: 49
      0
      There will be no gas pipeline in Africa.

      Or maybe our PMCs are there for this?
    6. venik
      venik April 8 2021 18: 38
      +2
      Quote: Ilya-spb
      There will be no gas pipeline in Africa. The negroes will fight.

      =======
      good And the terrorist gangs ("of all colors and shades"), of which there are a great many - so what a blast will be! What a leeway for blackmailing local governments! "Pay, or we'll tear the gas pipeline!"
      And after all, try to organize reliable protection of the "pipe", 5.5 thousand km long! drinks
    7. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice April 9 2021 11: 04
      +1
      I witness how the Papuans in New Guinea fought over a dirt road in the jungle, because an American company built and paid for this road.
    8. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 10 2021 09: 29
      0
      what If they do not want to, you can and must think. Just give them a reason, and then they will go into a rage, you will not stop. laughing
  2. Alien From
    Alien From April 8 2021 13: 15
    +5
    To contact several African countries ... fool well, well, as if our tolerant European partners will give oak lol
    1. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin April 8 2021 15: 44
      +4
      A gas pipeline 5500 km long ... How much will its construction cost? For 10 years, or even more, blacks will pump gas to pay for loans. So, the well-being in Africa will definitely not grow from this pipe.
      Turkmenistan now, according to this scheme, sucks its paw for gas pipelines to China.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 8 2021 18: 37
        0
        Turkmenistan, thanks to its schizoid Solntseliky Kim 2.0, simply sucks its paw as it quarreled with all its neighbors.
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 8 2021 13: 20
    +3
    Well, what kind of regime will be the first to begin to experience a lack of democracy and therefore "bright faces" and "white helmets" will spontaneously arise there?
  4. pytar
    pytar April 8 2021 13: 23
    +6
    The alternative is interesting ... Competition on the gas market will clearly intensify, which is actually good for consumers! yes
    1. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets April 8 2021 13: 43
      +11
      Quote: pytar
      The alternative is interesting ... Competition on the gas market will clearly intensify, which is actually good for consumers!

      Competition among raw materials appendages always intensifies during a crisis. It's a shame that the current authorities have reduced a great country in the past to the position of a raw material appendage of more economically developed countries.
      1. lis-ik
        lis-ik April 8 2021 14: 14
        +6
        Quote: aleksejkabanets
        Quote: pytar
        The alternative is interesting ... Competition on the gas market will clearly intensify, which is actually good for consumers!

        Competition among raw materials appendages always intensifies during a crisis. It's a shame that the current authorities have reduced a great country in the past to the position of a raw material appendage of more economically developed countries.

        This is our level today, thanks to the friends of the president.
      2. pytar
        pytar April 8 2021 16: 34
        0
        Competition among raw materials appendages always intensifies during a crisis.

        You are undeniably right! good But even for them, competition can be beneficial! It is possible to force the development of other, more high-tech industries! bully
        1. aleksejkabanets
          aleksejkabanets April 8 2021 16: 59
          +3
          Quote: pytar
          It is possible to force the development of other, more high-tech industries!

          Unfortunately, this is not about us. We are over there, raising agriculture, selling grain abroad, and we have feed wheat in the Kuban now from 17 rubles. Yes, it is not profitable to keep chickens, eggs in the store are almost 100 rubles. Soon food prices will be like in Europe, and salaries like in Africa. Until some company sets out to explore the tundra, nothing will change here.
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin April 8 2021 15: 48
      +2
      Quote: pytar
      The alternative is interesting ... Competition on the gas market will clearly intensify, which is actually good for consumers! yes

      In fact, this will primarily be good for pipe and gas equipment manufacturers and gas pipeline builders.
      And the additional gas will go, first of all, to produce these pipes and equipment.
      1. pytar
        pytar April 8 2021 16: 32
        0
        In fact, this will primarily be good for pipe and gas equipment manufacturers and gas pipeline builders. And the additional gas will go, first of all, to produce these pipes and equipment


        Of course! The author expressed the hope that these will be Russian companies:
        ... considering that the listed African countries themselves are lagging behind in terms of technology, and also bearing in mind the strong ties of many of these states with Russia, it is possible that Russian companies will also be able to gain some benefit from the construction of a trans-African gas pipeline.


        Will it be so, as we hope, we'll see ... yes
    3. Souchastnik
      Souchastnik April 9 2021 11: 11
      0
      which is actually good for consumers!

      But, unfortunately, not for the Russian one.
      1. pytar
        pytar April 9 2021 11: 47
        0
        Quote: Souchastnik
        But, unfortunately, not for the Russian one.

        Monopole is not a good thing ... Unfortunately, the former socialist state monopole was replaced by a capitalist one. State monopolies passed into the private hands of clans around the government. They suppress all sorts of fillings on the emergence of competition. It was not there, and it is not. request And competition is the engine of progress! hi
  5. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 8 2021 13: 24
    +2
    Gas through the pipe to Europe, back - blacks

    PS Yes. I write on my knees.
    PSS Not racism. Supply chain management.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From April 8 2021 13: 32
      0
      The non-pipeline in Europe has long been opened. Not racism)
    2. sergo1914
      sergo1914 April 8 2021 14: 25
      +1
      Quote: sergo1914
      Gas through the pipe to Europe, back - blacks

      PS Yes. I write on my knees.
      PSS Not racism. Supply chain management.


      Dear blacks, why did you give me so many disadvantages?
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 April 8 2021 23: 45
        +1
        Dear blacks, why did you give me so many disadvantages?
        ... it's probably siren williams with his sister fixing your intrigues ... we'll fix it
        1. sergo1914
          sergo1914 April 9 2021 07: 09
          +1
          Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
          Dear blacks, why did you give me so many disadvantages?
          ... it's probably siren williams with his sister fixing your intrigues ... we'll fix it


          Thank you, kind person. And then racism, sexism ... I’ll go and repaint the toilet in black. Maybe they will forgive?
          1. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 April 9 2021 08: 49
            0
            Thank you, kind person.
            ...... and the Ministry of Emergency Situations is not the former ... duty as a lifestyle ...
            with a toilet ... if you make amends, then painting will not help ... the only thing through the network is to buy from an African-American Negro a toilet stolen during a row ...
          2. Souchastnik
            Souchastnik April 11 2021 09: 39
            0
            You can't go to the representatives of the people with an ass ...
  6. dgonni
    dgonni April 8 2021 13: 25
    +2
    Unrealistic! It is easier and cheaper to invest in LNG with such a leverage of logistics!
  7. ABC-schütze
    ABC-schütze April 8 2021 13: 26
    +7
    The "African alternative" to the Russian GHG is a myth. The same myth as the Tagaz project (the project for the construction of a trans-Afghan gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Indian Ocean, a trans-Afghan gas pipeline), which was actively promoted by Russia's "friends". There is gakh in more than enough quantity. It was just "business" - to ensure the safety of the highway along its entire length. Especially, through the territory of Afghanistan. What, it was proposed to entrust the "field commanders" (in the common people - bandits), who control the corresponding areas of the territory. We discussed the issue for a long time. They suggested using a permanent and legal "bandit tax" on transit as a means to appease and interest the bandits. And to ensure the "development" of their territories. But in practice, there were no fools who expressed their readiness to invest 1.5-2 billion "green" in the implementation of the project. And "in Africa" ​​it will be the same. Moreover, in fun
    1. ABC-schütze
      ABC-schütze April 8 2021 13: 43
      +4
      Moreover, with the "cheerful" prospect of stretching the pipe across the territory of "several" African states. The point is that the aforementioned "West" (Europe) is not just about the "gas volumes" of the supplier that are important. And its "competitive" cost. They, and FIRST, need a LONG-TERM GUARANTEE OF STABILITY of supplies. Which, in particular, IS PROVIDED BY SECURITY GUARANTEES for INFRASTRUCTURE and all "logistics" of supplies along its transit length. Alas, neither the Afghan "field bandits" mentioned above, nor the Nigerian and other African bandits, are perceived by the Europeans as such "guarantors". Even with their very great dislike for Russia. The only REAL and, most importantly, INDEPENDENT from the USA and NATO, the guarantor of SAFE, STABLE, LONG-TERM and COMPETITIVE in cost of transit of energy resources to the South of Europe, in the context of Africa (North Africa), was only Libya under Gaddafi. Presumably, this is precisely why Europe was very quickly deprived of this "African" option. In Europe, they want "African gas" as an alternative to Russian gas? .. Then they will have to carry it in the form of LNG on "gas carriers", as Qatar does ... And not drag it overland "across the territory of several states." Moreover, the main pipe will be "repaired" after the bandit strikes ... And ensuring its safety along its entire length, as I understand it, is still included in the cost of the delivered "cube". The teacher at school told us so. For this, Russian gas and its cost, the SAFETY of the supply infrastructure of which (including within the framework of the final construction of the JV2 ...) is guaranteed by Russia by rail, it will be more profitable for Europe ...
      1. ABC-schütze
        ABC-schütze April 8 2021 13: 55
        +2
        By the way ... To ensure the transit of LNG "from Africa" ​​by gas carriers, there, for a start, also coastal infrastructure (terminals) will have to be built. And to ensure its safety, as well as the safety of the "pipe" sections from production sites to terminals (as a rule, from tens to a couple of hundred kilometers). Which, too, "in Africa" ​​will not be easy to do ...
  8. taiga2018
    taiga2018 April 8 2021 13: 27
    +1
    Why only Russia may have a new competitor, and perhaps the American LNG will not have one, and if so, then there will be no "African Stream".
  9. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 8 2021 13: 27
    +5
    Flag in hand and good luck in implementing such a project. Here, through one Ukraine, transit is problematic, given the constantly changing political situation, but here is a whole set of unstable countries ... Insanity is growing stronger.
    1. Brturin
      Brturin April 8 2021 14: 07
      +1
      Quote: Ruslan Sulima
      Flag in hand and good luck in implementing such a project.

      Southern Europe is an extensible concept - Spain (there is almost no Gazprom), France or Italy (but there is a queue to Italy, there will be no way from Israel, only after them ...)
      1. Ruslan Sulima
        Ruslan Sulima April 8 2021 14: 13
        +1
        Southern Europe is an extensible concept - Spain (there is almost no Gazprom), France or Italy (but there is a queue to Italy, there will be no way from Israel, only after them ...)

        I agree with Israel, they have financial resources. And the real prospect for Southern Europe, the closure of the Ukrainian issue and the laying of the next line of the South Stream, although, in this case, nothing depends on them
        1. Brturin
          Brturin April 8 2021 14: 35
          +1
          Quote: Ruslan Sulima
          I agree with Israel, they have financial resources.

          Just how many of this EastMed they are discussing, they seem to have signed and approved agreements, now Cyprus - Crete - Greece are going to change the route ... and there is still no special news from Italy for the time being ... and there was already history .. Back in 2005, the Galsi gas pipeline project appeared to the same Italy, but from Algeria 1,5 thousand kilometers through Sardinia, and a feasibility study was made and an intergovernmental agreement between Italy and Algeria was signed ... only as time goes on. And let them build in Spain ...
          1. Ruslan Sulima
            Ruslan Sulima April 8 2021 14: 43
            +1
            Just how long is this EastMed, they are discussing,

            What the conversation is about. Lyalya can be carried on endlessly, and a new portion of Russian gas is about to begin to flow. Eh, they would still have to remember the Ukranian fascist policy, pay attention to the dead civilians, children, then there would be no alternative to JV 2 ...
  10. Sayan
    Sayan April 8 2021 13: 30
    +2
    Nonsense, this is not an alternative, because the region is too turbulent and in Europe sane people understand this, only mattresses are profitable - they will light a fire there, then they will pour kerosene in another place, and the control of the pipe for themselves - for already occupied Europe it is a loop on the neck, something like that.
  11. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov April 8 2021 13: 30
    +2
    Come on, come on! They will later show how "black lives are important too"
  12. 23424636
    23424636 April 8 2021 13: 30
    0
    The author clearly got drunk on coconuts. If Negeria wants to sell gas, let it liquefy it and send it by sea. But pulling a gas pipeline across the floor of Africa is very expensive and risky. And in order to harm Russia with this, it’s stupid.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra April 8 2021 13: 37
      +1
      Engineering is a fully justified decision. The problem is that it is completely unrealizable politically. It stupidly needs to be protected, for such a project - without bothering even once - tactical nuclear can be used, by the way. Because everything will be devoured ... This is not Europe, not Russia, not the United States or China. Throw off a bonbu - they will howl, and then they will say, what a pity, they say
  13. Pereira
    Pereira April 8 2021 13: 33
    +1
    Let them dig. No pity. Again, the people will be occupied.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From April 8 2021 13: 41
      -1
      Khikhelov will find something to do) they also have black lol dig a sea of ​​times)
  14. Ilya Nikitich
    Ilya Nikitich April 8 2021 13: 48
    0
    Well, even if it does take off, then for Russian gas pipelines it will be just another normal competitor (our production is more expensive, their delivery is longer), but for Pindo LNG ??? So it is unlikely that the Pindus will allow African Africans to build a pipe, I foresee and prophesy many "democratic" revolutions at once along the gas pipeline route ...
  15. rocket757
    rocket757 April 8 2021 13: 49
    0
    African alternative to Nord Stream 2: Russia may have a new competitor for gas supplies to Europe
    Well here again and ... again.
  16. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 8 2021 14: 04
    -1
    Gazprom plug-in and the pipe will go through Antarctica to Europe, and all of Africa will sit on US sanctions. lol
  17. demiurg
    demiurg April 8 2021 14: 07
    +2
    There is such a topic, the peak of oil.
    That's it. The peak of oil production (not shale garbage and bituminous sands, but oil from which you can make everything, from plastic to asphalt) per capita of the planet has passed.
    Europe is striving to replace oil wherever possible with gas. And the gas is physically lacking. Norway / Great Britain are running out of their fields, and production is already declining.
    Not that the pipeline, the liquefied is not enough. Europe is frantically looking for hydrocarbons that will be needed in 5-10 years.
  18. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev April 8 2021 14: 23
    +2
    Thirdly, the migration problem will also be partially solved, since the construction and maintenance of a gas pipeline of this level will require the attraction of significant labor resources on the territory of the African countries themselves.

    What are you talking about? BLM with Arabs will prefer a family contract for gas production, instead of handing over beads in cozy European cafes for the benefit? Morons_ wassat
  19. Andrey Korotkov
    Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 15: 12
    0
    Lukoil has been there for a long time, although there are prospects for shares (OML140), Nigeria is 11th in terms of reserves, 13 in terms of production
  20. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 8 2021 15: 44
    +1
    Funny patam that the peak of production of tama is passed laughing EU gas export statistics for the last 15 quarters.

    4th quarter 2015 - 1st quarter 2016:

    Russian supplies accounted for 40% of total EU imports, followed by Norway (37%), Algeria (7%) and Libya (2%); LNG imports covered the rest (13%). 

    2-3 quarter 2016:
    Russia is increasing its exports to the EU, covering 45% of total imports, Norway's share (for technical reasons) has decreased to (29%). In the second and third quarters of 2016, LNG imports from the EU increased by 7% year on year. (Accordingly, LNG imports increased from 13 to 14%, and Africa's share was 12% - author's note)

    Q4 2016:

    In 2016, Russia remained the main EU supplier, covering 42% of imports, followed by Norway (34%), LNG imports (13%), Algeria (10%)

    1st quarter 2017:

    Russia remained the main supplier of the EU, covering 41% of imports, followed by Norway (35%); LNG imports amounted to 12% (Africa is not specified, approximately 12% - author's note)

    2st quarter 2017:

    In the second quarter of 2017, Russia remained the main supplier of the EU, with 43% of imports, followed by Norway (33%); LNG imports amounted to (16%) (Africa is not specified, approximately 8% - author's note)

    3st quarter 2017:

    In the third quarter of 2017, Russia remained the main supplier of the EU, covering 44% of imports, followed by Norway (33%); LNG imports were (16%), the highest in the last four years. The market share of North African pipeline supplies declined year-on-year from 12% to (7%) as high indexed oil prices spurred Italy and Spain to cut imports and replace them with cheaper LNG.

    Q4 2017: 

    Russia remains the main EU supplier, covering 43% of imports, followed by Norway (34%) and LNG imports (12%). Share of North African pipeline supplies recovered (11%)
    Q1 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of imports from the EU, covering 41% of imports, followed by Norway (35%), LNG imports (12%) and pipeline supplies from North Africa (12%)

    Q2 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 46% of imports, the highest quarterly share in the past five years. They were followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (31%), LNG imports (14%) and pipeline supplies from northern Africa (9%).

    Q3 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 47% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (34%), LNG imports (11%), and pipeline supplies from North Africa (8%)

    Q4 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 40% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (32%), LNG imports (18%) and pipeline supplies from North Africa (10%).

    Q1 2019:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of gas imports from the EU, covering 40% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (31%), LNG imports (22%) and pipeline supplies from North Africa (7%). 
    Q2 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 46% of imports, the highest quarterly share in the past five years. They were followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (31%), LNG imports (14%) and pipeline supplies from northern Africa (9%).

    Q3 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 47% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (34%), LNG imports (11%), and pipeline supplies from North Africa (8%)

    Q4 2018:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of EU imports, covering 40% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (32%), LNG imports (18%) and pipeline supplies from North Africa (10%).

    Q1 2019:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of gas imports from the EU, covering 40% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (31%), LNG imports (22%) and pipeline supplies from North Africa (7%). 

    Q2 2019:

    Russian pipeline supplies remained the main source of gas imports from the EU, covering 45% of imports, followed by Norwegian pipeline imports (25%), LNG imports from various sources (almost 25%) and pipeline supplies from northern Africa (5%)

    Distribution of shares of the main LNG suppliers:

    Q3 2018 Qatar (43%), Nigeria (17%) and Algeria (12%). The US share was only 3%. The share of Russia is not indicated.
    Norway and Africa are losing their positions in the EU gas market, the share of LNG more than doubled in three quarters. 
  21. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 8 2021 15: 57
    0
    European arbitrators cost a lot to litigants…. laughing
  22. APASUS
    APASUS April 8 2021 16: 32
    +2
    An interesting idea. Who will just take it interesting. In Lagos, a foreigner can only live in a hotel surrounded by a barbed wire fence. Exit only with an escort, otherwise they will resist. Traffic on the roads is generally horrible. It is not clear who controls what, posts can be established by both the authorities and and the rebels ..
  23. Jaromir
    Jaromir April 8 2021 16: 54
    +1
    The Egyptian edition Noonpost writes about the proposal of Morocco and Nigeria to build a gas pipeline, which should pass through several African states to Europe and become an alternative source of gas supplies for European countries.

    Go Europe, invest in Africa. Then you will come back to us anyway yes
    Moreover, the safety of the gas pipeline is in doubt.
  24. 123456789
    123456789 April 8 2021 17: 56
    0
    It is more expedient to process gas in the places of its production, and to transport electricity. hi
  25. Gunther
    Gunther April 8 2021 18: 30
    -1
    Quote: Author
    ... Russia may have a new competitor for gas supplies to Europe.

    lol
    For 30 years now, as with Gazprom, it will be enough to equate Russia and the compradors.
  26. 123456789
    123456789 April 8 2021 18: 57
    -3
    Quote: Captain Pushkin
    A gas pipeline 5500 km long ... How much will its construction cost? For 10 years, or even more, blacks will pump gas to pay for loans. So, the well-being in Africa will definitely not grow from this pipe.
    Turkmenistan now, according to this scheme, sucks its paw for gas pipelines to China.

    Has it grown in Russia, have we been pumping it for half a century?
  27. Cotton Colorado
    Cotton Colorado April 8 2021 19: 06
    -3
    Quote: aleksejkabanets
    Quote: pytar
    The alternative is interesting ... Competition on the gas market will clearly intensify, which is actually good for consumers!

    Competition among raw materials appendages always intensifies during a crisis. It's a shame that the current authorities have reduced a great country in the past to the position of a raw material appendage of more economically developed countries.

    And the great "country in the past" do not remind you that it was selling to "more economically developed countries"?
    1. Andrey Korotkov
      Andrey Korotkov April 8 2021 19: 36
      +2
      Quote: Cotton Colorado

      And the great "country in the past" do not remind you that it was selling to "more economically developed countries"?
      request
      Sorry I didn't understand your comment. Sarcasm?
  28. Cotton Colorado
    Cotton Colorado April 8 2021 19: 48
    -2
    Quote: Andrey Korotkov
    Quote: Cotton Colorado

    And the great "country in the past" do not remind you that it was selling to "more economically developed countries"?
    request
    Sorry I didn't understand your comment. Sarcasm?

    "But these are ravioli. - Well, they are dumplings! - Yes, but they are still ravioli! - Mikhalych, at first they are dumplings. And then everything else ..."
    Andrey, first this is a question, and then everything else.
  29. Lister
    Lister April 8 2021 23: 28
    0
    The solution proposed by the countries of the African continent can become in this vein a saving straw for Europe, especially for its southern part.

    For Southern Europe it is possible. There is a branch from Morocco to Spain and Portugal. But not for Central Europe. And in general, an extremely dubious decision.
  30. All the details
    All the details April 9 2021 00: 04
    +1
    The article is not professional. For example. 1. Immediately: what are the risks for Russia? Then the question is: what are the risks of Algeria? Here he nafig needs a pipeline. 2. There is no information at all about where the pipe is according to the plans. A pipe through Algeria to Italy. What is the cost of this pipe? Oooh! > 7 billion not $, but Euro. What is the economy in Italy now? - bad. 3. Where are the thoughts on LNG? No, no. But now the export of LNG is increasing. Everyone has. And so on. Ugh on this article ... By the way, the States are INCREASING the import of our gas from year to year. Just in case, I am writing.
  31. Nitarius
    Nitarius April 9 2021 06: 46
    0
    well, naive Europeans .. these are not Russians .. they not only will not wait for gas .. in winter they can be left without it! who will serve it? Negros .. .. well, well!
  32. novoku
    novoku April 10 2021 09: 32
    0
    Rather, gas will go from Iran to America, there are fewer problem nodes, but it is also unlikely
  33. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 10 2021 09: 35
    0
    All this chatter. Empty mriyas or a clumsy riveted attempt to blackmail Gazprom. First, where is the money, Zin? Secondly, suppose, hypothetically, that they have built - the countries will fight for shares, in the third - within these countries clan and tribal showdowns will begin.