Chioggia, Italy (PortSEurope) May 15, 2018 – An agreement has been reached between the Municipality of Porto Viro and Adriatic LNG for the payment of the ICI tax in relation to the offshore platform of the gas terminal off Porto Levante.
The closure of the dispute was announced by the mayor of Porto Viro Maura Veronese, which recalls the same action initiated by the previous mayor, Thomas Giacon, in 2016. A request for payment of the tax, which at the time was not supported by legal assumptions as there were no rules relating to this aspect, and also because there are only three regasification plants in Italy.
ICI is a local Italian property tax to be paid to the Municipality in which the property is located. ICI stands for Imposta Comunale sugli Immobili, i.e., local property tax.
Terminale GNL Adriatico Srl, also known as Adriatic LNG, is a liquid natural gas offshore terminal, formally known as Terminale GNL Adriatico Srl. It is located in the northern Adriatic nine miles (14 km) offshore of Porto Levante, Porto Viro, near Rovigo, Italy.
It is controlled by Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Snam,
Porto Viro, or Taglio di Porto is a comune in the Province of Rovigo in the Italian region Veneto, located about 45 kilometres south of Venice and about 35 kilometres east of Rovigo.
Source: la Voce di Rovigo
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