The interconnection of Snam’s infrastructure system to safeguard European energy security
Italy's energy requirements are satisfied to a significant degree by imported gas, which represents the second primary energy source after oil.
The strategic position occupied by the country on the gas market, combined with the great development and high efficiency of its infrastructure network put it potentially at the centre of an evolution that could make Italy emerge over the next few years as a Mediterranean energy hub. In addition, Italy has one of Europe best diversification of sources, garanted by five entry points besides the three rigassifiers, one of which is managed by Snam, connected to the national network.
The degree of interconnection that characterizes the infrastructure of Snam will continue to guarantee the energy security of the Continent in the future, thanks to projects for enhancing Italian infrastructures and to completing interconnections between European networks along the major energy corridors.
The degree of interconnection that characterizes Snam’s infrastructure system will ensure the Continent’s energy security through the growing diversification of energy sources and will increase the competitiveness of the country’s economic system through its positive impact on consumer prices for families and companies.
11 August 2017 - 16:10 CEST