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Draghi is in quarantine, Di Maio is looking for gas!

Vita gazette – The state of emergency ended on March 31, 2022, but the coronavirus pandemic has not yet left us. Not only the data on infections but also the positivity of Prime Minister Mario Draghi is the best indicator! The prime minister, who tested positive at Covid, was retired in Umbria. And since it is asymptomatic, it will have to respect a quarantine of at least seven days. But the task of obtaining gas from Africa continues.

Due to Draghi’s positive test at Covid, government meetings are held through a conference with the Prime Minister. Before contracting Covid, the former head of the European Central Bank was at the forefront of a mission to Africa: he sought gas suppliers to replace Russia. Draghi, in fact, last week went to Algeria to conclude a deal for 9 billion cubic meters of Algerian gas. But after, he got sick, but this week the work of searching for new gas suppliers continues, even if not directly Professor Draghi, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani are taking on this task together.

Target? New and profitable agreements to ensure that gas is necessary to decouple Italy from Russian supplies. The first step was taken before Easter with the agreement reached by Rome with Algiers, which, at least on paper, should guarantee the boot 9 billion cubic meters of gas in no less than two years.

The Italian delegation’s tour of Africa started, it left Angola, then Congo and Mozambique. Together with Di Maio and Cingolani. The first foot was before Easter with the agreement reached by Rome with Algiers, which, at least on paper, should guarantee the boot 9 billion cubic meters of gas in no less than two years. In Luanda, the capital of Angola, the Italian delegation was received by Angolan President Joao Lourenco at the presidential palace, then at the Foreign Ministry, where a Declaration of Intent was signed which will provide the legal framework for both sector development activities of natural gas and for joint projects in favour of the decarbonization and energy transition of Angola.

But there is a long way to go to reach the 30 billion cubic meters per year that Russia ensures for Italy

 

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