A revived pipeline project running through Portugal, Spain and France could deliver an additional 7.5 billion cubic meters (Bcm) per year of gas to Central Europe if approved by the European Commission (EC), but it is still facing opposition. 

Europe is looking to secure alternative sources of gas to reduce its dependence on Russian pipeline imports. Russia has cut European pipeline exports, blaming Western sanctions for its war in Ukraine. 

Reviving the Mid-Catalonia (MidCat) pipeline is one alternative under consideration to increase gas volumes to Europe. Germany, Spain and Portugal have urged the EC to move the pipeline project forward, while France opposes the project. 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he pipeline could make a “massive contribution” to...