About Gas Storage

 
NAFTA Speicher stores natural gas in underground storage facilities. The purpose of these is to balance out seasonal variations in consumption and ensure a constantly reliable supply of natural gas.
 
In summer, the natural gas is kept in storage, and in winter – when demand for gas frequently exceeds
supply – the natural gas is delivered to the supply network and then to your homes, schools or factories.
 
With a combined storage volume of just under 1.8 bcm, our gas storage facilities play an important role in supplying Bavaria with natural gas throughout winter.
 
Underground gas storage facilities of NAFTA Speicher GmbH & Co. KG comprise:
  • Breitbrunn/Eggstätt (on the Chiemsee)
  • Inzenham-West (near Rosenheim)
  • Wolfersberg (southeast of Munich)
Our storage facility are depleted natural gas fields that formed many millions of years ago. The fact that natural gas was capable of collecting there in the first place proves that the covering layers above our reservoirs seal off the rock holding the gas safely from above. Our porous storage facilities are particularly suitable for storing large quantities of natural gas.
 
Our German team has many years of experience in underground gas storage. Wolfersberg gas storage facility has been in operation since 1973, the Inzenham-West facility since 1982 and the Breitbrunn/Eggstätt facility since 1996. With this operational experience and our well-trained employees, we have the expertise needed to ensure that the storage facilities are operated safely and reliably.
 
Gas Storage NAFTA Technical Operator NAFTA Storage System Operator Working Gas Volume (TWh)
UGS Breitbrunn/Eggstätt   11.1
UGS Inzenham-West 4.8
UGS Wolfersberg   4.1
 
NAFTA Speicher operates storage facilities Breitbrunn/Eggstätt and Wolfersberg as a technical operator. The Storage System Operators (SSO) for the two storages are Uniper Energy Storage and Bayernugs respectively. Storage facility Inzenham-West is operated by NAFTA Speicher and its SSO is NAFTA Speicher Inzenham – a wholly owned subsidiary of NAFTA Speicher.