The Prime Minister wants hydrogen pipelines, pronto!

Malu Dreyer, the premier of the Rhineland-Palatinate, has advocated for quickening the planning of hydrogen pipelines.

The SPD’s leader of government told the German press agency, “We must move things along quickly. “We must progress in all of these projects as quickly as we have with the LNG terminals along the North Sea coast.” This Saturday, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility will start operations in Wilhelmshaven.

Malu Dreyer, the premier of the Rhineland-Palatinate, has advocated for quickening the planning of hydrogen transport pipelines. The SPD’s leader of government told the German press agency, “We must move things along quickly. “We must progress in all of these projects as quickly as we have with the LNG terminals along the North Sea coast.” This Saturday, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility will start operations in Wilhelmshaven.

According to Dreyer, hydrogen pipelines are crucial for all energy-intensive businesses in Rhineland-Palatinate. Since there will be such a high need for hydrogen, there will also be commercial interest in it. Rhenish-Palatinate is moving in the right direction. For instance, Daniela Schmitt, the FDP’s minister of economics, is interested in using the Rhine’s interior ports to transport hydrogen.

Rhineland-Palatinate depends on the transportation of gas and hydrogen through Belgium, just like North Rhine-Westphalia does. She is aware of the need for additional upgrades to the pipes there thanks to conversations with the Belgian authorities, Dreyer added.

The federal government is allegedly focusing “very one-sidedly in the direction of northern Germany” when it comes to securing energy supply, according to NRW Europe Minister Nathanael Liminski (CDU). “The immense potential given by our neighbors in the West” is neglected.