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Gas, in 2020/2021 strategic storage stands at 4.62 bln m3

The MoED’s message: “The capacity suitable to ensure adequate safety margins”

The strategic storage volume remains fixed also in the contractual year 2020-2021 (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021) at 4,620 million cubic meters (48,846 GWh). It was established by the Ministry of Economic Development according to which the present capacity of the existing storage infrastructure is “suitable to ensure adequate safety margins to respond to the demand of clients connected to the gas distribution networks in the period of seasonal peaks, also in the case of temporary falls in temperature to much lower levels than those observed in the last 20 years or in the event of interruption within the main importation infrastructure for at least 30 days.”
A message points out that “systems are in place to achieve, with market mechanisms, the balancing of the supply positions of the gas system operators, also through the intervention of the largest transport company, with the aim of maintaining the maximum non-contractual peak performance of the storage system to be used in the event of an emergency in the second part of the winter period.” In addition, “further measures are planned, not necessarily linked to the storage system, aimed at improving the current safety levels.”

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21 January 2020 - 08:55 CET