Underground storage of natural gas is a technology that has been established in Germany since the 1960s. There are basically two options for storage, namely in salt caverns and in porous rock. These can be abandoned natural gas reservoirs or aquifers.
The illustrations show the locations of natural gas storage facilities in Germany and worldwide. Further information can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony State Office for Mining Energy and Geology LBEG.
Geographical position of gas storage facilities in Germany (Ovals: Caverns Cicles: Porous media storage, LBEG Hannover)
Underground gas storage world wide