Gas extraction, Italy aims at Sicily and the Upper Adriatic
Gas production increase, alongside the one of renewables, will be the main point that will be discussed this week in the Council of Ministers. Actually, the Adriatic resources also attract attention abroad. Germans, for example, are wondering why in Italy we do not use our own gas. According to Bessi, “The extraction of the Italian gas to kilometre zero is one of the points on which I have insisted more in the last few years, and is one of the main themes of my book Natural Gas. The energy of tomorrow. This for its virtuous repercussions both on the economy, because it would lighten the national energy bill, both on employment. A win-win situation, in short”. However, there is still a long way to go: 2021 data have certified a production of just 3.34 billion cubic meters of gas, 18.6% less than 2020. A trifle if compared to our consumption amounted to 76.1 billion mc (+7.2% compared to the previous year), all imported from abroad (Russia and Algeria in the first place).