Strike in Fos, first break to LNG supply in Italy, sector at stake

Strike in Fos, first break to LNG supply in Italy, sector at stake

As reported by local TV “EliveBrescia” since last Saturday, the Chiarelli service station in via Borgosatollo, at the entrance of the A4 and A21 motorways, Brescia-Center, had to stop delivering LNG for trucks. As far as we know, it is the first direct consequence in Italy of the strikes that have been going on for […]

20 Jan 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Bologna: 15 intercity Scania LNG buses are being delivered (with news)

Bologna: 15 intercity Scania LNG buses are being delivered (with news)

In Piazza Maggiore in Bologna was presented this morning one of the 15 LNG intercity buses that will enter into service in the coming days in the region. As indicated over the years by ConferenzaGNL, this is an initiative of TPER, the regional transport company of Emilia Romagna, launched with a European tender in 2017. […]

6 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

TPER LNG buses soon in service

TPER LNG buses soon in service

The first extra-urban LNG buses ordered by TPER, Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport, produced by Scania, arrived in Bologna, runner-up in the European tender launched in 2016 and 2017 after the renunciation by the Italian IIA (Italian Industry Bus) ranked first. For the entry into service of the new vehicles, a ceremony will take place in Piazza […]

28 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam confirms and relaunches its commitment to LNG in transport

Snam confirms and relaunches its commitment to LNG in transport

On 20 November, Snam, the national public operator for the transport of natural gas, geological storage and LNG with the Panigaglia plant (La Spezia) which has recently joined the OLT offshore regasification plant in Livorno, has approved the new strategic plan of activities for the period 2019-2023, announced with a detailed press release. As part […]

26 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura promote bio-LNG

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura promote bio-LNG

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura have signed an agreement to optimize the biomethane production chain, with a focus at the bioLNG (liquid biomethane), as renewable energy sources originated from agricultural biomass. The deal has been signed on 6 November by the CEO of Q8, Giuseppe Zappalà, and the vice-president of Confagricoltura, Matteo Lasagna, during […]

14 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Sustainable transport, incentives for LNG heavy transport

Sustainable transport, incentives for LNG heavy transport

20,000 euros of subsidies for LNG vehicles purchase, among the new measures launched by the government. Heavy LNG transport are included among the beneficiaries of the three decrees published in the Official Journal No. 250 of 24 October 2019, which allocate, among other measures, 9.5 million for the purchase of alternative traction vehicles. According to […]

4 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Soon in Lombardy LNG service stations every 550 km

Lombardy Region, with the entry into service in the coming months of 12 new liquid methane service stations, will be the region that in Italy will have the largest number of plants for the supply of LNG for transport, in total 21, of which 9 already in operation. This result will bring the average distance […]

8 Oct 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam in the share capital of OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana)

Snam in the share capital of OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana)

Snam and the Iren Group (multi-utility of Turin, Genoa, Reggio Emilia, Parma and Piacenza) have reached an agreement for the sale to Snam of 49.07% of the share capital of OLT, the company that has built and manages the offshore regasification terminal (FSRU – Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) located about 22 km off the […]

26 Sep 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Sent to Higas depot in Sardinia the first three LNG tanks by Gas and Heat

Sent to Higas depot in Sardinia the first three LNG tanks by Gas and Heat

The Italian Gas and Heat, specialized in the construction of cryogenic tanks, has announced the shipment in Sardinia of the first three containers to the Higas coastal deposit of 9,000 cubic meters of LNG, under construction in the port of Santa Giusta (Oristano). The three tanks, with a capacity of 1,800 m3 each, represent half […]

19 Sep 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Italy first in Europe in heavy LNG transport

Italy first in Europe in heavy LNG transport

Milan 29/07/2019 – In recent months, Italy has overtaken Spain for the number of service stations for trucks that use liquefied natural gas (LNG), becoming the leading operator in the sector in Europe. The ConferenzaGNL notes this on the basis of the data published by REF-E in the abstract of the interim report 2019 “SSLNG […]

1 Aug 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in Piacenza

LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in Piacenza

Iren Spa, an Italian multi-service company, mainly focused on the production and distribution of electricity, gas, district heating and other public utility services, has recently announced the entry into service of two new LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in the historic centre of Piacenza (the city where the company also provides environmental services). The new […]

31 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam and IP (API Group) for two LNG stations

Snam and IP (API Group) for two LNG stations

As part of the framework agreement signed in 2018 between IP (Italiana Petroli, API Group, with 5000 filling station in Italy) and Snam (Italian gas TSO) to build up to 200 new natural gas supply stations in Italy, the two companies finalized a first project involving two LNG and L-CNG stations, one in Veneto and […]

30 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

The first “annual meeting” of Assarmatori, the association founded in January 2018 within Conftrasporto – Confcommercio, was held in Rome in mid-July. In his report, the president Stefano Messina, after having reviewed the phases and the motivations that led to the constitution of the new Association, recalled the essential data of the sea economy for […]

26 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Freight Leaders Council: Paper n. 28 on LNG presented at ConferenzaGNL

Freight Leaders Council: Paper n. 28 on LNG presented at ConferenzaGNL

“With Paper n. 28 presented in Naples as part of the ConferenzaGNL held last 15 and 16 of May, we outlined a clear and comprehensive picture of the environmental and economic advantages that can be obtained with the use of liquefied gas in transport. The diffusion of LNG – states Antonio Malvestio, coordinator of the […]

17 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Two new LNG stations opened in Italy

Two new LNG stations opened in Italy

In Italy, in the first ten days of June, two new LNG stations were opened to the public. SOMMACAMPAGNA (VR) On Saturday 1st June in the municipality of Sommacampagna (Province of Verona), a new LNG distribution station was inaugurated by Dalla Bernardina F.lli company, specialized in trading of petroleum products and owner of other refuelling […]

14 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam: EIB and EU loans for 9 LNG stations

Snam: EIB and EU loans for 9 LNG stations

Snam has signed a 25 million euro loan with the EIB (European Investment Bank) for the construction of 9 LNG and L-CNG service stations in Italy. The funding is complementary to the European Union contribution disbursed through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program for 1.3 million euros, obtained by Snam4Mobility in December 2018. The EIB […]

13 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Step ahead for Venice LNG coastal storage project in Porto Marghera

Step ahead for Venice LNG coastal storage project in Porto Marghera

Venice LNG, the company owned by Decal S.p.A. that plans to build a new LNG coastal storage deposit in Porto Marghera, has announced the receiving of a favourable judgment on environmental compatibility by the Technical Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment. The positive opinion expressed by CT VIA – the company explains […]

12 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy Region published a call for public LNG facilities to be implemented in the regional grid, as the council  deliberated  on a proposal from the Economic Development department launched last December. The budget is 2 million €. The call is for micro, small and medium sized enterprises based in Lombardy who deal with the fuel […]

11 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

The Ministry of Economic Development has received the authorization request for the upgrading works of the OLT regasification terminal, located 11 miles from Livorno with a capacity of 3.7 billion of natural gas, for the LNG tankers loading (LNG logistics in the Mediterranean will be discussed in depth in the next 5th International Conference on […]

28 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Port of Augusta’s interest for a LNG deposit

Port of Augusta’s interest for a LNG deposit

The Eastern Sicilian Sea Port Authority (AdSP), which oversees the Italian Ports of Augusta and Catania under the leadership of the President Andrea Annunziata, in the last weeks of 2018 launched a market survey aimed at identifying subjects potentially interested in construction and management  of an LNG coastal facility in the Port of Augusta. The […]

11 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Italian Government boosts LNG for transport and confirms tax exemption

Italian Government boosts LNG for transport and confirms tax exemption

Two recent strategic government documents outline a policy on the development of small scale LNG: NECP – Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan The first is one is the proposal for the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), requested by the European Commission to all member countries. In 2019 all the Plans will be […]

6 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL