Basilicata Region free gas – idealista / news

Basilicata Region free gas – idealista / news
Basilicata Region free gas – idealista / news
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New in the Basilicata Region: coming from October free gas for families. A regional law signed last August 23 and published in the special Bureau n. 45/2022.

Basilicata, free gas for about 110 thousand families

There Region and the oil companies that are on the territory have signed a agreement thanks to which the cost of the bill will be reduced by 50%, only transport costs and system charges will result. The measure will concern the domestic users of the first houses. Approximately 110 thousand families will therefore be affected. Companies were excluded, for a reason that concerns – as explained by the Sole 24 Ore – both the “sustainability of the measure to be adopted and to avoid issues relating to the configuration of State aid to companies”.

Again according to what was reported by the business newspaper, the financial coverage of the interventions was “quantified in a maximum of 60,000,000 euros for the financial year 2022 and a maximum of 200,000,000 euros for the financial years 2023 and 2024” and will be ensured “by making changes in terms of accruals and cash for the year 2022 and, in terms of competence, for the years 2023 and 2024 “.



The measure does not determine the exclusion of social bonuses which have been envisaged by the urgent measures to contain the costs of electricity and natural gas. While the inhabitants who use it were excluded other forms of heating and for which they have been provided incentives for the installation of photovoltaic systems for electricity or of solar panels for the production of hot water.

Free gas in Basilicata and the extension of extractions in Val d’Agri

The possibility for the Basilicata Region To provide free gas to families is the result of extension of the extractions in Val d’Agri. From this gas field located between the provinces of Potenza and Matera, the companies that manage most of the area’s extraction activities, namely Eni and Total, extract approximately 200 million cubic meters per year. Well, these companies have been offered an extension to be able to continue their extraction activities in exchange for free supplies of gas to Basilicata, whose annual gas consumption is estimated at 160 million cubic meters.

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The Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (Arera) will be involved in the management of supplies.

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