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ALNG at OMC 2017: the increasing role of natural gas in the global process of decarbonization

  • On Thursday March 30, Carlo Mangia, Technical Director of Adriatic LNG, will chair the technical session dedicated to gas valorization
  • LNG, floating units (FLNG) and Small Scale are the main topics of the session

Ravenna, 28 March 2017 - Adriatic LNG will chair the session on the role and the development of natural gas, one of the topics that will be discussed during the 13th edition of the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC), the prestigious biennial conference dedicated to upstream industry in the Mediterranean, that will take place in Ravenna from 29 to 31 March.

The company that operates the regasification terminal located off the Veneto coastline will participate in this edition of OMC too, represented by the Technical Director Carlo Mangia, who will chair the technical session "Gas Valorization" on Thursday March 30. On the occasion different topics related to the LNG market will be discussed, such as the evaluation of investments in Small Scale infrastructures (the use of LNG as a fuel for automotive or maritime transport), the optimization of send-out procedures of LNG floating units (FLNG) and the role of LNG as an alternative fuel in marine transport.

On the eve of OMC, Carlo Mangia, Technical Director of Adriatic LNG, commented: "After the Paris Conference, Governments are working for a considerable reduction of CO2 emissions. Natural gas - which is the cleanest-burning major fuel - can play a major role in the transition to a sustainable energy mix and this is also confirmed by the National Energy Strategy that has been presented recently by Minister Carlo Calenda. The Adriatic LNG terminal will have a key role in the supply of energy to Italy and Europe. The session I will have the pleasure to chair will be an opportunity to share interesting and valuable technical insights, useful to address challenges in the energy field”.

OMC 2017 will be dedicated to energy transition and the contribution that the oil&gas industry can make in this process. Besides technical sessions, the event will also host three panel discussions animated not only by the industry’s main operators but also by prominent institutional figures, including the energy ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon and Greece. The debate will focus on the role of the Mediterranean as a European gas hub, the innovation strategies in the oil&gas industry to tackle the instability in oil prices and the challenge of decarbonization.