Exploration & Production

Italian gas and future flows in Europe

Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow.
By Catriona Scott 23 August 2018 0 31914
Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. (Eni) Italy will remain an important European gas import market, and its role as a transit country is set to grow. (Eni)

Italy’s gas market is the third-largest in Europe, and its future policies will help shape demand and trade flows in the region. Although Italy’s gas demand has grown in recent years, the extent to which this will continue is uncertain as new energy plans emerge and the country’s future energy mix takes shape.

Demand

Italy’s gas demand rose by 6.1% on an annual basis in 2017, to 75 billion cubic metres. Demand increased across different sectors, but strong growth from the power sector helped boost overall consumption....