Just eight months after Algeria cut off Morocco’s sole source of natural gas imports, Rabat has begun to import gas through Spain which should allow the country to restart shut-in gas-fired power generation capacity in time for summer electricity demand.

Morocco has for months been planning to import LNG through Spain via a reversal of the 11.5bcm/y Gaz-Maghreb Europe pipeline (GME) which previously supplied Algerian gas to Spain via Morocco (see map and MEES, 11 February). (CONTINUED - 677 WORDS)