The President of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León today met with the Chairman of Enagás, Antonio Llardén, in Valladolid.
During their meeting, Antonio Llardén highlighted that in Castilla y León Enagás has 1,277km of gas pipeline, six transmission centres and one compression station.
Enagás' Chairman also noted that under the company's Business Plan, the company is set to invest 152 million euros in the region through 2012 in connection with the duplication of the 82-km long Villapresente-Burgos pipeline and the construction of the Yela-Villar de Arnendo gas pipeline, stretching 121km and connecting Castilla y León with the underground natural gas storage station at Yela (Guadalajara).
In addition, Enagás has requested that the Ministry for Industry, Tourism and Commerce incorporate additional infrastructure entailing investment of over 430 million euros in its new Plan for the Gas and Electricity Sectors which is expected to be approved before year-end. These include the Guitiriz-Lugo-Ponferrada-Zamora-Algete pipeline, 441 kilometres of which runs through Castilla y León as well as the duplication of the Burgos-Algete and Burgos-Haro lines. Capacity at the Zamora compression station will also be expanded from 12.6 MW to 28.6 MW. These works will connect the community with the regasification plants in Ferrol (La Coruña) and Bilbao, and with the Ebro axis, increasing natural gas supply security and reliability in the region.
This meeting with the President of the Castilla y León government is part of a series of visits which Antonio Llardén is making to those regions where Enagás is present or plans to develop significant infrastructure.