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State Department is open to Greece-Libya energy interconnection

The US 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.

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 the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) 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, adding 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.

PS In order for all these wonderful things to happen, Libya has to settle down politically first and have one government for the whole country.

Ops! lmost fortgot: Libya is a divided country, half of it being under the influence of Turkey.

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