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An ENI gas installation. The company sent a note to major clients, such as fellow Italian energy firm Edison, warning it cannot guarantee normal supplies (Photo: eni.com)

EU registers first energy shock from Libya unrest

by Andrew Rettman, Brussels,

Italy has been forced to shut down the Greenstream pipeline from Libya, losing 13 percent of its daily gas imports. Regional experts warn that worse is to come.

The Greenstream move on Tuesday (22 February) was made due to safety concerns for Italian energy firm ENI's Libya-based workers, which help to operate the 520-km-long pipeline out of the Libyan port of Mellitah to Gela in Sicily.

Italy's economic development minister Paolo Romani told reporters Rome will hold a crisis meet...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

An ENI gas installation. The company sent a note to major clients, such as fellow Italian energy firm Edison, warning it cannot guarantee normal supplies (Photo: eni.com)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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