Italy announces the emergency situation in the gas sector after the explosion at the distribution hub

Italy announced an emergency situation in the gas sector due to the incident in the gas hub, said Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda.

“This indicates the existence of a serious problem of dependence on Russia in terms of gas supplies,” Bloomberg quotes Kalenda as saying.

According to Calenda, interruptions in gas supplies are offset by the reserves available in the Italian gas storage facilities.

Earlier, the Italian gas transport operator Snam Rete Gas after the explosion of the gas pipeline in the Austrian Baumgarten lowered the estimate of the receipt of gas from Tarvisio (physically it is only Russian gas) with 113.5 million cubic meters. m to 14 million cubic meters. m per day.

Transport operator Gas Connect Austria Gmbh reports that the transit of gas through Austria to the south and southeast (and this is Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia) is terminated until further notice. Conjugate operators were immediately informed for prompt response.

Snam notes that Italy’s gas sector is protected by the company’s available gas reserves.

The pipeline could resume operations on Tuesday if the first signs of no damage to the infrastructure are confirmed, Snam said in a statement.

Explosion on the gas pipeline in the federal state of Lower Austria near the border with Slovakia occurred on December 12 in the morning. According to preliminary data, killed one person.