II ConferenzaGNL

2° Conference On Liquefied Natural Gas For Transport Italy And The Mediterranean Area

In the last year, the activities developed by ConferenzaGNL® have clearly highlighted the dynamism, both at European and International level, of the regulatory and industrial activities aimed to develop a legislative framework as well as the LNG industrial chain for land and maritime transports.
From the legislative point of view, before Summer 2014 the European stakeholders of the LNG fuelled transports are asked to implement the proposal for a Directive on the development of infrastructures for alternative fuels [COM (2013)18 final].
The Directive proposed by the European Commission should also fix the infrastructural targets for liquefied natural gas stations in ports and along the European TEN-T motorways, from 2020 to 2025.
Besides, the regulations agreed in the framework of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) state that, starting from 1 January, 2015, the sulphur limits in maritime fuels in those regions where emissions are under control (ECA and SECA) should be ten times less than the current ones; in Europe these areas are the Baltic Region, the North Sea and the English Channel.
These initiatives together with the industrial ones started in the supply, logistics and use of LNG for road and maritime transports around the world, have clearly highlighted the strong demand for joining the regulatory with industrial activities aimed to develop an efficient LNG industrial chain for transport in a coherent international legislative framework.
ConferenzaGNL® is addressed to experienced delegates in energy and LNG issues, and aims to become a relevant annual meeting for: international, national and local institutions and regulators; market experts, companies operating along the LNG chain; researchers, technology developers and end-users. The attendees will listen to presentations of programs, solutions and technologies in the major regional areas of the world developed by global energy companies and the recent evolution of regulations favouring the deployment of the LNG in the transport sector.