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After 'Regulatory Changes' in Austria, Russia halts gas to Italy

Eni, Italy's largest energy company, reports that Gazprom, the state-controlled company, restricted gas supplies to Italy last weekend.

A regulatory change in Austria at the end of September led to an interruption in gas supplies, Gazprom said on Telegram. It is working with Italian buyers to resolve the problem.

“Gazprom informed that it is not able to confirm the gas volumes requested for today, stating that it’s not possible to supply gas through Austria,” Eni said in a notice on its website on Oct. 1. “Therefore, today’s Russian gas supplies to Eni through the Tarvisio entry point will be at zero,” the energy giant added. “Eni will provide updates in case supplies will be restored.”

According to Eni's notice, gas supplies have not been restored as of Oct. 3.

Following refusals by its grid operator to confirm the shipping amount or nominations, Gazprom later confirmed that gas transit through Austria had been suspended.

The Trans Austria Gas Pipeline (TAG) allows Russian gas to flow directly from Ukraine to Tarvisio, a comune in northern Italy bordering Austria, where it makes up about 40 percent of Italy's gas imports last year.

3 October 2022


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