On Tuesday, 31/01/2023, a deflagration occurred at a flare at the natural gas storage facility in Rehden for reasons unknown so far. No people were injured and no effects on the environment could be determined.
For safety reasons, the storage facility was taken out of operation for the time being until 18:00 on Friday (03/02/2023).The facilities have also been brought into a safe condition. Our colleagues on site and in Kassel are working intensively in coordination with the responsible authorities to clarify the cause. The incident has no impact on the security of supply.
astora GmbH, based in Kassel, is part of the SEFE 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 its 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.