Azerbaijan's underground natural gas storage capacity increased to 5 billion cubic meters

February 7, 2014

The capacity of Azerbaijan's underground gas storages has increased to five billion cubic meters, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said at a conference held under the chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev dedicated to the results of implementation of two state programs on the socio-economic development of the country's regions in 2004-2008 and 2009-2013, Azernews reported on February 6.

"Earlier, the capacity of Azerbaijan's storages allowed us to store some 800 million cubic meters in them. This figure has increased by eight time and hit five billion cubic meters," Abdullayev said.

There are two underground gas storages in Azerbaijan - Kalmaz and Garadag.

The volume of gas in the underground storages amounted to 3.5 billion cubic meters in 2013, according to the SOCAR head.

Copyright: Azernews, 2014