May 2020, Vol. 247, No. 5

Ramifications of COVID-19

Wrap Up

Italy’s Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Outbreak Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.  The state-controlled group, which manages the national grid from a center in Milan, told Reuters it had put into action a maximum security protocol to run its operation in two-week shifts. “Before the start of the shift, the whole team is tested to ensure they are COVID-19 negative, and then placed into isolated accommodation near the dispatching center, where they work and live safely 24/7 for 14 days before being relieved by another shift,” Alvera said. Snam, Europe’s biggest gas pipeline c

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