Azerbaijan added 310 million cubic meters of gas to its reserve in underground facilities, bringing the volume to 2.96 billion cubic meters (bcm) by Oct. 16, said Rahman Gurbanov, vice president for oil and gas transportation and gas facilities at Azerbaijan’s state oil company (SOCAR), in his interview with Natural Gas World Nov. 2.
There are two underground gas storage facilities in Azerbaijan – Kalmaz and Garadagh.
Gurbanov said some 981 million cubic meters of the mentioned volume was left from 2015, while the exact amount of gas injection to two underground facilities, Kalmaz and Garadagh, during the current year was 1.336 billion cubic meters.
The amount of gas stored in Garadagh stood at 1.627 million cubic meters and the rest is stored in Kalmaz, he noted.
Capacity of Azerbaijan’s underground gas storage facilities allows storing more than 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas.