Gas flow from Libya to Italy restored after a two-day halt

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 09 Jan 2023, 11:31 PM
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Italy's Agenzia Nova said that the flow of gas from Libya to Italy has returned to levels of 7-8 million cubic meters per day, after an interruption on January 5 and 6 and a decline in the following two days.

According to operational data of physical flows on the national grid, Libyan gas reaches Gela, Sicily, from the Libyan Mellitah plant via Green Stream, the more than 500-kilometer pipeline that crosses the Mediterranean.

The same map indicated that the flows reaching Gila on January 5 and 6 amounted to zero.

Last Thursday, the Ministry of Labor in Libya's Government of National Unity announced that there were no damages as a result of a fire that broke out in the Mellitah plant.

The fire broke out as a result of volatile gases during maintenance work, the fire was quickly brought under control without affecting production, according to the statement.

The Mellitah site is considered the main hub for exporting Libyan gas to Italy, 2.5 billion cubic meters from January 1 to December 13, 2022.

About 60% of Libyan domestic gas production is directed to the local market, while the rest is exported to Italy.

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