Energy minister pushes to diversify energy sources with 'hydrogen-ready' gas pipelines

After the EU turned down funding for natural gas energy infrastructure to focus on clean-hydrogen networks, Malta’s application for a proposed pipeline from Malta to Sicily was denied. The denial of the pipeline comes as the European Commission vows to move away from gas predicting a decrease in future demand, which aligns with its Green Deal Objectives to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The pipeline was planned to come online in 2024 and would’ve allowed Malta to source natural gas directly from the European mainland and end its “gas isolation”.  Currently, the Marsaxlokk LNG Tanker, which is the sole supplier of gas to Malta’s Delimara Power Station, will remain docked until the country

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