Germany leads underground working gas storage capacity in Europe
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Germany leads underground working gas storage capacity in Europe

By GlobalData Energy 22 Sep 2021 (Last Updated September 22nd, 2021 14:43)

Germany has the leading active working gas capacity in Europe, as of September 2021, at 1,326 bcf.

Germany leads underground working gas storage capacity in Europe
As of September 2021, Europe had 151 active underground gas storage sites. Credit: Oleg – F / Shutterstock.

GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Underground Gas Storage Industry Outlook in Europe, North America, and Former Soviet Union (FSU) to 2025 – Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook with Details of All Operating and Planned Storage Sites’ says that as of September 2021, Europe had 151 active underground gas storage sites with a total working gas capacity of 4,269.6 bcf. The region’s share in the global working gas capacity is 26.8%.

Major active underground gas storage sites of Europe are Emden (Germany), Norg (Langelo, Netherlands) and Rehden (Germany).

In Europe, as of September 2021, Germany leads with an active working gas capacity of 1,326 bcf. Emden, Rehden and Etzel ESE are the major active underground gas storage sites in the country.

Italy ranks second with an active working gas capacity of 646 bcf. Fiume Treste I, Minerbio I and Cornegliano are the major active underground gas storage sites in the country.

France is the third highest country with an active working gas capacity of 505 bcf. Chemery, Lussagnet and Izaute are the major active underground gas storage sites in the country.

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