Galsi is a fully eco-compatible project that represents an effective response to the environmental concerns that have become a focus of efforts and commitment by many countries to ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

Natural gas, whose chemical and physical characteristics make it one of the cleanest sources of energy currently available, can play an important part on this effort.

Numerous studies have shown that natural gas produces lower quantities of pollutants like 2 and nitrous oxide (NOx) than oil or coal, negligible amounts of sulphur oxides and does not emit particulates or volatile organic compounds. The choice of natural gas in preference to other fossil fuels helps reduce levels of noxious emissions in the atmosphere, leading to improved air quality and a cleaner environment.

In 2007, the switch from coal and petroleum products to natural gas by Italy for thermoelectric power stations, industrial plants, domestic heating and transport, cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 116 million tons, sulphur oxides by 727,000 tons, nitrous oxides by 123,000 tons and particulates by 51,000 tons.

(fonte: Snam Rete Gas)

Specifically, natural gas helps reduce the following forms of pollution:

The Kyoto Protocol includes a commitment by all EU members to reduce greenhouse gases in the air by 8% by 2012, obliging the signatories to make substantial changes to the structure of their energy supplies.

The higher environmental acceptability of natural gas compared with other fuels means it can make a big contribution to achieving the targets of the Kyoto Protocol. This explains why various European countries are taking steps to replace fossil fuels with natural gas both for power generation and direct uses. According to Eurogas estimates every percentage point increase in the gas share used to meet EU energy demand means a 1% reduction in total CO2 emissions.

The Galsi pipeline will deliver a cleaner source of energy, contributing to reduced emissions of noxious gases and improvement to the quality of the environment.