Consortia Gas Intensive
Gas Intensive, a consortium of 300 Italian intense gas consumer companies operating in the fields of heavy clay, paper, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, tiles, ceramics, glass, lime and plaster, is potentially the largest industrial consumer of natural gas in Italy. Prior to the fall in demand triggered by the current economic recession, the consortium accounted for gas consumption of over 6 billion cubic metres a year (more than 7% of total national consumption and around 30% of industrial consumption).
The national manufacturing industry sectors represented by the Gas Intensive consortium generate a total turnover of 55 billion Euro (6.6% of the turnover of the entire Italian manufacturing industry) and employ more than 235,000 people.
The Gas Intensive consortium, set up in 2001, is promoted by eight Confindustria affiliated trade associations (Andil-Assolaterizi, Assocarta, Assofond, Assomet, Confindustria Ceramica, Assovetro, Ca.Ge.Ma, Federacciai) representing gas intensive sectors to enable their members to pool their purchases of natural gas in anticipation of the effective liberalisation of the national market.