Pyrenees pipeline puts EU energy divisions in stark relief

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Reuters UK

By Andreas Rinke, Belén Carreño and Michel Rose PARIS/MADRID/BERLIN (Reuters) -French scepticism about a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees highlights the competing visions for Europe’s future energy mix as the continent urgently confronts a power crisis. MidCat would be a third gas connection between France and Spain which its main backers, Madrid, Lisbon and more recently Berlin, say would help Europe reduce its Russian gas reliance. But French President Emmanuel Macron has bluntly told his partners he sees no case for the multi-billion euro project. France says MidCat would take too long …

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