Italian authorities have confirmed that plans for another liquefied natural gas terminal in the country will be moving forward after a crucial vote earlier today to proceed with the project.

Planning permission for an import terminal using a floating storage and regasification unit in the Tuscan port town of Piombino could be officially signed off on Monday or Tuesday next week, sources in the country said, after approvals were received by the local planning authority.

“The Commissione dei Servizi has just given its favourable opinion on authorisation [for the] regasification terminal in Piombino,” tweeted Eugenio Giani, president of Tuscany and state-appointed commissioner for the project, on Friday.