Gasopslag Nederland is a representative organisation of gas storage operators and developers. The founders are Eneco Gasspeicher, EnergyStock and Gas Storage Bergermeer. Later Etzel-Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft, innogy gas storage NWE (former RWE Gasspeicher) and gas Storage OMV Etzel joined.
Eneco Gasspeicher is an underground gas storage facility in salt caverns. Eneco Gasspeicher’s gas storage installation is built approximately three kilometres from the German-Dutch border in the German municipality of Epe. Eneco has leased two caverns here from SGW (Salzgewinnungsgesellschaft Westfalen).
Gasunie has its own gas storage facility in the underground salt layers near Zuidwending in East Groningen. Gasunie Zuidwending has four caverns in operation and is currently building a fifth one. The Gasunie Zuidwending natural gas buffer holds flexible gas supplies in salt caverns deep underground and is particularly well equipped for switching rapidly between gas injection and send-out processes and vice versa.
Gas Storage Bergermeer
TAQA Energy exploits and produces gas in the Netherlands and works with its partners on underground gas storage in Bergermeer. Gasopslag Bergermeer (Bergermeer Gas Storage) consists of a gas well location where gas is pumped out of the Bergermeer field and an installation in Alkmaar where the gas is purified and pumped into the pipeline network.
Etzel-Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft (EKB) is a partnership between BP, DONG Energy and Gazprom Germania. EKB was established with the aim of creating and exploiting an underground gas storage facility. The gas storage facility is located in Etzel in the German federal state of Lower Saxony. The EKB gas storage facility consists of six salt caverns and is connected to both German and Dutch gas networks.
innogy gas storage NWE
innogy gas storage NWE is based in Dortmund and has bundled the storage activities of the innogy SE Group in Germany and the Netherlands. innogy gas storage NWE operates and markets five gas storages in total of which three gas storage facilities are located in Gronau-Epe, one of the biggest cavern fields in the world at the Dutch/German border. One facility, storage EPE NL, is connected to the Dutch transmission grid of GTS and storing Groningen Gas (G-Gas).
OMV Gas Storage Etzel
The Gas Storage OMV Etzel ESE is situated in North-West Germany and is connected to the Dutch gas network (GTS – Gasunie Transport Services) as well as to the German market areas NCG and Gaspool via the NETRA Pipeline. The working gas volume offered by OMV Gas Storage Germany GmbH amounts to 5.3 million MWh.