Snam plans European access to Italian storage

By Silvia Favasuli 17 March 2017
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Snam is considering investing in Italian storage. (Snam) 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 will be able to [export flexibly], which is again good news for our infrastructure and opens up the possibility of having additional storage,” Alverà told press at Snam’s results presentation last week.

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