Refineries in Italy
Between 2010 and 2017, the number of refineries situated in Italy decreased from 16 to 11 facilities. In 2018, Sicily – with 46.1 million tons – recorded the greatest refinery capacity nationwide. Regarding the output, the main petroleum products produced in Italy were gasoil and gasoline. In 2018, the volume of gasoil produced amounted to 31,226 thousand tons.
Energy from oil
Currently, oil is still one of the main energy sources deployed in Italy. However, its relevance in the Italian energy strategy gradually declined, leaving space for cleaner and more sustainable sources. As a matter of fact, between 2010 and 2018, the volume of crude oil deployed to cover primary energy consumption decreased from 73.1 to 60.8 million metric tons of oil equivalent.