- In the first half of 2014, 32.78 billion cubic metres of natural gas were injected into the national transportation network, a reduction of 1.71 billion cubic metres, or 5.0%, compared with the first half of 2013. This fall was due mainly to the drop in demand for natural gas in Italy (-14.2% compared with the first half of 2013), attributable mainly to lower consumption in the residential and tertiary sectors (-19.9%) and the thermoelectric sector (-15.5%), which was partly offset by lower net withdrawals from storage (+3.78 billion cubic metres).
- During the first half of 2014, the Panigaglia LNG terminal regasified 0.002 billion cubic metres of natural gas (0.049 billion cubic metres in the first half of 2013). The reduction in volumes regasified was due mainly to the global trend in demand for LNG, which reflected particularly strong demand in the markets of the Far East and weak demand in the European market.
- The storage capacity available for shippers as at 30 June 2014 was around 11.4 billion cubic metres, unchanged compared with 30 June 2013.
- As at 30 June 2014, the number of active meters located at end-user gas redelivery points stood at 5.911 million units (5.915 million units at 30 June 2013).