Pedro Sánchez guarantees that Spain will have enough gas supply to face the winter

The rise in the prices in the electric market is a headquarter for the Spaniards and, therefore, also for the government. In the fact that the bill has been t

Pedro Sánchez guarantees that Spain will have enough gas supply to face the winter

The rise in the prices in the electric market is a headquarter for the Spaniards and, therefore, also for the government. In the fact that the bill has been triggered, the international competition is added by the purchase of gas or the conflict between Morocco and Algeria. Faced with the fear that Spain can suffer a shortage of this one, Pedro Sánchez has guaranteed that the country will have sufficient supply to deal with winter, a time where demand shoots.

"Supply is guaranteed," has sentenced the head of the executive in an interview on the sixth. The geopolitical conflict between Morocco and Algeria is a problem for Spain, because one of the gas pipelines that part of this last country arrives through the Moroccan, and the rupture of relationships disables that way. There is a gas pipeline that arrives in Direct Spain from Algeria. The Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, was recently moved to Algeria to address this matter.

To this problem we must add international competition, with the role that China is playing, which has triggered its gas purchase, disturbing the market. In fact, so far this year, Spain has received 19 boats less loaded with liquefied natural gas (LNG) than in the same period of 2020.

Despite the volatility of the market, Sánchez has wanted to send a message of tranquility, noting that the commitment to Algeria is that the demand of Spain is covered. Of course, he has insisted that the bet of him, as happened with vaccines, is that Europe carries out a centralized gas purchase, to obtain a better price and to guarantee supply to all countries. The approaches that Spain is doing in Brussels, however, at the moment they are not being served.

The head of the executive, despite the escalation of the bill, has reiterated his commitment that Spaniards at the end of the year paying average as they disbursed in 2018, discounting the CPI. For this, he has anticipated the purpose of taking more measures if a deviation occurs in that goal.

The government, Sánchez, is determined to keep the pulse with electric companies. Although the vice president of ecological transition, Teresa Ribera, has been forced to announce a new clarification of the Royal Decree Law that establishes a cut to the electricity to contain the strong increase in the prices of electricity and gas, the disagreement is It maintains, even more increased by the anger generated in the PSOE the signing of the former Socialist Councilman Antonio Carmona as Vice President of Iberdrola.

"They will know," he said when questioned in the sixth by Iberdrola and Carmona. And he left a dart: "I am not object of any pressure from any lobby, I owe myself to citizens, businessmen, self-employed ... a wide majority who sees with great concern what happens with the energy market" , it exposed in clear allusion to complaints and discomfort in the sector by the measures promoted by the Government.

Sánchez addressed several topics, as, of course, the pact achieved with the PP to unlock institutions such as the Constitutional Court, the Court of Auditors or the Ombudsman. The judicial power has been out of this covenant, but the executive head has been optimistic about his unlocking. "I would like to think yes, that we are closer."

The President of the Government recognized the "effort" of the 'popular' to seal the covenant, but accused them of doing "an advantageous reading of legality. If the constitution mandata to fulfill the renewal [of the General Council of the Judiciary] I hope Let us do it in the coming days, "Sánchez said in an interview on the sixth. As this newspaper has come, the head of the Executive noted that the Government rules to change the system of choice of the members of the Judicial Power and requested the PP to renounce that requirement. "It has no parliamentary majority to achieve it."

Among the matters addressed also the situation of Don Juan Carlos and the fact that the Prosecutor's Office can provide research on his businesses closely. Sánchez described as "disturbing information" everything that has been published in the media and pointed out that he is a supporter that the emeritus gives explanations about the issues he has been investigated. "In my opinion it would be convenient for him to give him the opinion of him about all these facts."

Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 18:13

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