energy

Barcelona’s port ready for becoming the main hub in the Western Mediterranean for oil and liquid gas

August 16, 2011 09:43 PM | CNA / Gaspar Pericay Coll

The new mooring station to load and offload oil and other bulk liquids is designed for large ships. It will be the deepest of all the Western Mediterranean, including Northern Africa. 275-metre-long ships, weighting up to 175,000 tons and with a 15-metre-deep draft will be able to dock in Barcelona. Barcelona harbour aims at consolidating its leadership among all Mediterranean harbours regarding goods transportation, bulk and by container.

Former Spanish Primer Minister Felipe González to join Gas Natural Fenosa’s board

December 17, 2010 10:08 PM | CNA / Josep Molina

González will contribute to consolidating Gas Natural Fenosa’s international presence, mainly in South America. With this move, the Catalan energy company will gain a figure of international prestige with a large list of contacts. González was Prime Minister of Spain from 1982 to 1996. He leads the Expert Group on the future of Europe and his name was shortlisted to become the first President of the EU.

European Commissioner for Energy states that single market with Northern Africa will become reality

October 30, 2010 12:03 AM | CNA / Gaspar Pericay Coll

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, told CNA that within the next 40 years, a single market with Northern Africa will exist, he “is sure” about it. In addition, Oettinger stated that the main obstacle for a truly effective European energy single market is the lack of key infrastructures. In this sense, he stressed the need to build electric lines through the Pyrenees and the Alps, linking Central and Southern Europe with Northern Africa.