By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 17 August:
Exports of Libyan gas are keeping Italy in propane, following the temporary closure of two Italian refineries . . .[restrict]for maintenance.
According to Platts, a global information provider on energy, petrochemicals and metals, propane exports from Libya restarted earlier this year. Since gas exports have been back underway Italy, formerly one of the country’s biggest trading partners, is the destination for the majority of Libya’s propane.
Exports of propane, a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining, are now only 30 percent below pre-war levels, according to Platts.
“Propane exports from the Libyan terminal of Mellitah are currently reported to be around 18,000 metric tons per month (mt/month), down from 27,000 mt/month, and propane exports from Zuitina are also below the 15,000 mt/month pre-war level.” [/restrict]