Germany’s Biggest Gas Storage Facility Closed Until Friday After High Pressure Flaring
- February 2, 2023
- Posted by: Quatro Strategies
- Category: Energy
Germany’s largest gas storage facility in Rehden has been closed until Friday for safety reasons after a high pressure flaring on Tuesday. The facility’s operator Astora, a unit of Sefe Group, said supply security is not affected and it was working with authorities to find out what caused the incident. Rehden has 4 billion cubic meters (bcm) capacity compared with up to 100 bcm of German annual gas usage.
European gas markets have been sensitive to news of possible supply cuts, since Russia cut off flows to Europe in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Last September, leaks were detected on the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea. At the time, Swedish and German authorities said leakages were caused by explosions, and suspected sabotage.
Rehden had been 90.3% full before the incident.
Astora said the market would be informed as soon as further details were available.
The incident took place at a flare stack at an overground converter station. Such events are unusual but not unknown.
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