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Gazprom hits daily gas withdrawal record of 638.7 million cubic meters from Russian UGS facilities in February
The Gazprom Management Committee looked at the Company's activities aimed at developing the underground gas storage (UGS)
The work done made it possible to boost the total potential of the UGS system. UGS facilities played a critical role in securing reliable gas supplies to consumers during the abnormally cold period of February 2012. In particular, the daily withdrawal rate of 638.7 million cubic meters of gas was reached on February 2, thus hitting the record in the entire Russian UGS history. The peak withdrawal rate from Russian storages made up 33.7 per cent of gas consumption in Russia or 37 per cent of gas consumption within the Unified Gas Supply System.
The Company's specialized structural units were tasked to proceed with retrofitting and construction of UGS facilities to boost the UGS potential.
Underground gas storage (UGS) facilities are an integral part of Russia's Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS) and are situated in the key gas consumption regions. UGS facilities help smooth out seasonal fluctuations in gas demand, reduce peak loads in the UGSS and allow for better flexibility and reliability of gas supply. The UGS facility network supplies up to 20 per cent of gas during the heating season and more than 30 per cent of gas during cold snaps to Russian consumers.
23 марта 2012 г., 11:26Neftegaz.RU863
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