Founded in 1837, Italgas has been the first Italian company to distribute gas in urban areas.
The distribution service is carried out under a concession regime towards gas selling companies.
Italgas distributes gas through an integrated, mostly owned infrastructure – withdrawal
stations, pressure reduction facilities, distribution networks, delivery points - which allows gas
to be taken from the national transportation network and delivered to selling companies in the
vicinity of the end users. At the withdrawal stations the gas is also odorised to make it
perceptible in the event of leaks, given that methane is naturally odourless. As part of its
activities, Italgas measures the amount of gas at the withdrawal and delivery stations.
Italgas is the leading Italian natural gas distributor, with 1,472 municipal concessions,
more than 56,700 km of medium- and low-pressure network and 6.5 million active gas meters. Through
its Napoletanagas it also manages the gas distribution service in Naples and in other 133
municipalities in Campania region.
On April 2015 Italgas completed the purchase of the entire share capital of Acam Gas, further
consolidating its local authority gas distribution activities in the territorial area of La Spezia
and another 28 municipalities located in the province, with approximately 112,000 active redelivery
points. Finally, on December 2015, was signed the merger by absorption of AES Torino into