In Germany gas storage facilities are based in around 40 locations. The storage facilities make use of natural conditions, thus their location results for example from the existence of natural caverns or aquifers. Economical reasons, however, can also play a role. This holds true for example if a gas storage facility is needed to level gas imports at a border-crossing point. In Germany gas storage facilities are often located close to centers of consumption like cities or with important nodes of the gas pipeline grid nearby.
The map gives an overview of where gas storage facilities can be found in Germany:
Further information on the gas storage sites of INES’ member companies can be retrieved from this map: