•  Italy imported 2.44bn cfd (2.05bcm/month) of gas from Algeria in the first quarter of 2018, just down on the previous year’s levels, which in turn were the highest since 2012 (see chart 1).

•  Daily deliveries remained at 65-70mn m³/day until the end of the quarter. But then they fell off a cliff: from well above 60mn m³/d every day in March, to 39mn m³/d on 1 April and 37-38mn m³/d since.

•  For Italian grid operator Snam the...