International Gas Union - Triennium 2000 - 2003 - Working Committee 2 - Underground Gas Storage (UGS)
The Basic Activity Study has been established for the first time as part of the Triennium work programme 2000 - 2003 of WOC 2. The Basic Activity Study has been developed by a study group consisting of members of 9 countries. Results are to be presented during the World Gas Conference 2003 in Tokyo.
For the first time, a world wide database on UGS facilities has been developed including data about individual storage facilties in the world at year 2001, and trends in the UGS business are discussed.
The elements of the Basic Activity Study are:
- UGS Data Bank - (2001)
- UGS World Map - geo-referenced presentation of UGS data
Based on the information collected an installed working gas volume of some 340 Gm³ is operated in about 634 storage facilities all over the world. This working capacity is shown in the following chart by regions.
The following table gives a summary of the installed working gas volume by nations:
This front page just gives a survey and hints. More information and details can be derived from the report of World Gas Conference Tokyo 2003 for further studies and analysis.
By kind permission of the IGU, the DVGW presents exclusively to its members the interactive geo-referenced UGS World Map, including detailed information on the particular gas storages facilities and the UGS Data Bank.
Underground Gas Storage - World Map and Data Base, DVGW Members only...