“We will send excess gas to Italy at her request, and she, in turn, will be able to distribute our gas throughout Europe,” he said at a press conference with his Italian colleague Sergio Mattarella, RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

In addition, Tebbun announced Algeria's readiness to establish maritime communications with Italy to provide part of Europe with electricity, El Khabar newspaper writes.

In April, the Italian oil and gas group Eni entered into an agreement with the Algerian state company Sonatrach to increase gas supplies to Rome.

As Le Monde diplomatique wrote earlier, Norway, the Netherlands, Algeria and other countries will not be able to meet the increased demand for fuel in Europe for a long time and will only act as reserve sellers.