Opinion on Natural Resources in Italy

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Trouble in North Africa threatens Europe's fuel supplies

As revolution sweeps through the Middle East and North Africa, the region's economic stability is increasingly at risk. It took only two days for Libya to descend into full-scale civil war, and Algeria remains on high alert. While the political mayhem is a threat to Europe's post-colonial legacy, Libya and Algeria stand out from the rest due to Europe's dependence on their oil and gas resources.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tamoil: selling the family silver

Following confirmation by the Libyan government that 60% of state owned Tamoil is up for sale, the bidding process for the stake has begun in earnest. With refining capacity and significant distribution networks in the Italian and Swiss markets up for grabs, the offer will be attractive to buyers hoping to benefit from the favorable market conditions in the oil sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2005
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Expert View

Italian regulator voices concerns over Eni-Gazprom deal

Gazprom's plans to expand downstream into the Italian energy market have again encountered resistance from regulators, with the Italian Antitrust Authority voicing concerns over a cooperation deal with Eni. While such a deal would undoubtedly be beneficial to both Gazprom and its proposed partner Eni, the benefits to consumers are less discernable.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Italian network unbundling: aggressive government action will hit Eni

Romano Prodi's new government has taken an aggressive stance on network unbundling, and this will have far-reaching implications for Italian energy giant Eni and its natural gas network. Perhaps displeased with the slow pace of ongoing regulatory and anti-trust proceedings into the natural gas transmitter, the government is leaving nothing to chance.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Italian gas: tough love from the AEEG

Italian energy regulator AEEG has made a name for itself as a tough referee and devoted proponent of transparency and market liberalization. Reinforcing this image, it recently fined five gas utilities for not providing information for an inquiry on time. While the utilities may not appreciate having such a tough regulator at present, it should serve the Italian energy market well in the long-run.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

G8 energy: all for none?

At the G8 summit in Russia, leaders once again demonstrated that these events are merely a meeting of minds, not a mechanism to create aligned policy. There was little unanimity on nuclear and it is clear that Russia, as a net exporter of gas, has different priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

European gas: Italy to become continental hub

Endesa has recently unveiled two new LNG projects planned for north-western Italy, complementing its already planned offshore LNG terminal in the eastern Gulf of Trieste. With LNG capacity set to increase, a planned gas pipeline from Turkey and the possible purchase of gas infrastructure by Gazprom, Italy is poised to become a strategic hub for gas into Europe in the near future.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

European energy: Dutch are full of gas

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Eni: is its size holding it back?

In a push to restructure Italian energy firm Eni, minority shareholder Knight Vinke, an investment firm that invests in underperforming companies, has argued that there is more value in Eni than its current E65 billion market capitalization, achievable by separating upstream and downstream operations. Eni's size has long been an asset, however, its structure may be holding back its full potential.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2009

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