The director of public relations at the Italian oil giant, Eni, said Libya could achieve a threefold increase of gas.

The PR director said at the 10th edition of Shared Awareness and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Conference, organized by EU Operation IRINI, that Eni wasn't harmed in the last ten years in Libya due to the strong connection with people and local authorities, according to Nova news agency.

The director added that the Mediterranean constitutes 1% of the world seas' area but affects 20% of world trade, referring to the geopolitical location of the region that is traditionally considered a gate between Europe and Africa.