[Kassel, 15 June 2023] A controlled pressure drop occurred at our natural gas storage facility in Rehden during repair work scheduled for today. About 10,000 m³ of natural gas were released within 30 minutes. The noise generated by the pressure drop led to concerned calls from residents. The repair work will be completed on schedule in the afternoon. We can fulfil our contractual obligations to our customers at any time.
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.