Gnl Italia is active in the regasification of liquefied natural gas and operates the Panigaglia plant near La Spezia, the first lng terminal built in Italy. Founded in 2001 to manage the activities hitherto carried out by Rete Gas Italia (later named Snam Rete Gas) in the field of the regasification of liquefied natural gas, Gnl Italia is today a centre of excellence in Italy’s lng industry.
The Panigaglia terminal has a regasification capacity of 3.5 billion cubic metres of gas per year and represents a complementary gas entry point to the import pipelines. The gas, which arrives at the terminal in a liquid state in gas tankers, is returned to its natural gaseous state and then injected into the national transmission network. The convenience of lng derives from the fact that the volume of gas is reduced by about 600 times, making it easier and cheaper to transport by sea and allowing the import of gas from producer countries not directly connected to Italy with pipelines.
26 August 2016 - 10:33 CEST