A proposed gas pipeline from Sicily to Malta is proving unpopular with players on the Italian side, who fear the project may scotch their island’s aspirations as an LNG bunkering hub.
Sicily and Malta signed a letter of intent at the end of May to develop the pipeline, which will cost €320 million ($382 million) and have a capacity of 2 billion cubic metres per year. Malta is looking to wean itself off LNG imports from its Delimara FSU, which started up in October 2016.
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