Snam plans European access to Italian storage

Snam CEO Marco Alverà says Italy is ready to provide its storage capacity to the rest of Europe and that his company is keen to invest in facilities
By Silvia Favasuli 17 March 2017
Snam is considering investing in Italian storage. (Snam)

A reverse-flow project connecting the Southern Gas Corridor to the rest of Europe through the Italian network will boost security of supply in northern Europe and improve Italy’s chances of becoming a storage hub, Italian transmission system operator (TSO) Snam has said.

Marco Alverà, Snam’s chief executive, said the project, which will have a cumulative capacity of 40 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d), would allow countries across the region to use Italian storage sites. “Europe needs more storage. With reverse flow, the [Italian] gas system...

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