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13 February 2017

Italy LNG: Regas challenges call for new solutions

The future of LNG in Italy seems more uncertain than ever. With the exception of Adriatic LNG, the country’s import terminals are markedly underutilised, while evolving legislation, historical opposition from local communities and – most crucially – challenging market conditions are calling into question the need for new regas projects in Trieste and Sicily. Keen to pull Italy’s LNG import market out of its rut, operators are weighing new options, which include LNG bunkering and the introduction of natural gas to Sardinia – the Mediterranean’s second largest island. LNG Business Review takes a look at the latest developments in Italian LNG and what the future may hold for it.

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