Italy exports gas thanks to TAP
Since Christmas Italy exports natural gas to France and the Netherlands through Switzerland and Germany. Export has been possible both thanks to the Italian storage system, one of the most efficient in Europe, and thanks to the entry into operation of the Tap pipeline. Thanks to these, gas bills have lowered for 10%. Since a year now, Tap gas pipeline has officially entered into operation and has allowed Italy to receive almost eight billion cubic meters of gas from the Caspian Sea.
Through the over 850 kilometers of pipelines that connect Puglia with the border between Turkey and Greece and then with the deposits in Azerbaijan, the import potential is 20 billion cubic meters per year. Several companies in the sector, including Enel and Shell, have signed contracts for 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year.