Role of Storing Natural Gas | Types of Storage

It is a common practice in the natural gas industry to use sites of former gas or oil reservoirs for storage uses. These natural gas storage sites are a key component of natural gas transportation and distribution networks, since they facilitate the balancing of supply, which is relatively stable and limited by transportation network capabilities, and demand, which varies based on the weather. To ensure gas network efficiency and reliability, natural gas is stored near consumption zones in low demand periods in order to be able to meet the increased demand in winter.

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