Pipelines, Storage & Power

Slovakia to expand its gas storage capacity

Slovakia’s government is pushing forward with a new underground gas storage project in a bid to boost its energy security Slovakia’s government is pushing forward with a new underground gas storage project in a bid to boost its energy security.
By Dariusz Kalan 12 October 2016 0 22346
A Nafta facility. The current capacity of Slovakia’s UGS system is around 2.9 bcm. (Nafta a.s.)

Slovakia’s government is pushing forward with a new underground gas storage (UGS) project in Golianovo in the west of the country. The 1-1.5 billion cubic metre facility is likely to be commissioned in late 2017.

The current capacity of Slovakia’s UGS system is around 2.9 bcm. Once the Golianovo project is completed, the country’s total storage capacity would be capable of satisfying up to 90% of its annual gas consumption – which was 4.3 bcm in 2015, according to BP statistics.

By comparison, the capacity of neighbouring Poland’s...