Securing energy supply
Located close to consumption areas, natural gas storage ensures uninterrupted energy supply and can meet peaks in demand during the winter, whether climatic, geopolitical or social, etc.
During winter cold snaps, storage can cover more than 50% of needs, thereby securing the country’s energy supply.
The storage facilities have a capacity equivalent to 25% of national natural gas consumption.
In accordance with current European energy market legislation, all Storengy’s storage capacity is available to all market players.
How is natural gas stored?
For storage, the natural gas is compressed:
- in porous rock that is naturally full of water – this is called “aquifer reservoir” storage;
- in caverns dug out of layers of salt – this is called “salt cavern” storage; or
- in former gas fields where production has stopped – in this case, it is called “depleted gas reservoir” storage.