Southern Italy's LNG demand still unanswered

Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela.
By Silvia Favasuli 27 February 2017 0 24147
Gas for Eni’s plans for liquefaction in Sicily will be sourced from the GreenStream pipeline. (Eni)

Efforts to develop LNG for the transport sector in Italy may have gained traction north of Rome, but progress in the country’s poverty-stricken south remains painfully slow.

Hopes were high that Eni’s redevelopment of its Gela refinery in Sicily would bring LNG bunkering facilities that could spur the rollout of more LNG filling stations across the region. But despite undertaking a feasibility study into the project in September – which, according to local Deputy Mayor Simone Siciliano, ended 2016 “with a positive outcome” – construction remains...

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