Italy cuts gas dependence on Russia and agrees with the Republic of Congo

Dénis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo, of the Italian firm Eni, which has been in the Congo for over 50 years, signed an agreement to increase gas supply, and natural gas production, exports, and future LNG shipments from the African country.

The Italian delegation visited Angola this week and the Republic of the Congo on Thursday to arrange the LNG contracts.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio stated that Russia’s attack on Ukraine forced Italy to diversify its energy sources and that they wanted to cut their reliance on Russian gas imports.

Under the new agreement, which will accelerate gas production in Congo, the LNG project with a capacity of 4.5 billion cubic meters per year is expected to start in 2023.


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