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Snam plans to boost Italy’s small-scale LNG sector

Italy’s TSO is planning to build four small-scale liquefaction plants in an attempt to lower the cost of LNG for transport in the country Italy’s TSO is planning to build four small-scale liquefaction plants in an attempt to lower the cost of LNG for transport in the country.
By Silvia Favasuli 28 June 2018 Europe & Russia / LNG 0 31512
A carrier approaching Italy’s Panigaglia LNG terminal. (Interfax)

The use of LNG for vehicles and at industrial installations has grown rapidly in Italy over the past few years. But the high cost of sourcing LNG from elsewhere in Europe is still limiting the potential of the sector, especially in southern Italy. Italian transmission system operator (TSO) Snam Rete Gas claims it has a cheaper solution – liquefying gas from its network at facilities around the country. 

Snam signed an agreement with Baker Hughes at the end of May for the construction of the liquefaction...