The main novelty introduced by Decree "Grow Italy" in the energy sector concerns the separation between the distribution of gas, ENI and Snam Rete Gas, the company holding the distribution network, which operates 37,000 km of pipes, divided into the National Network Gas Pipeline (8800 km) and the Regional Transport Network (22600 km.) . The government's objective is to ensure conditions for access to the gas transmission infrastructure fully competitive, so as to allow greater freedom of access to new entrants.
In the decree, however, was only added to the obligation of separation of control of distribution infrastructure held by the holding company Snam, which includes the distribution Italgas, the Sogit, in charge of the storage of natural gas and regasification plant Panigaglia by the company management, Enel. The manner in which the separation will take place will be examined and fixed in a future decree of the President of the Council within 6 months.