Kassel, 2 November 2020: With effect from 1 November 2020 Eduard Schmitke is the sole managing director of astora GmbH. Arkadius Josef Binia was removed as managing director with effect from 31. October 2020 and will fill the position as General Operations Manager for the natural gas storage facilities Rehden and Jemgum.
astora GmbH, based in Kassel, is part of the GAZPROM Germania Group and one of the largest natural gas storage operators in Europe. The company maintains one of the largest natural gas storage facilities in Western Europe at Rehden in Northern Germany, which has a working gas volume of about four billion cubic metres. In addition, the storage company also markets around one third of the capacity in the second largest storage facility in Central Europe, located in Haidach, Austria. In order to secure natural gas supplies to Europe, astora also operates and markets 5/6 of the capacity in the Jemgum cavern storage facility on the German-Dutch border.