Rehden natural gas storage facility
The astora natural gas storage facility at Rehden in Northern Germany – the biggest pore storage facility in Western Europe – has a working gas volume of more than four billion cubic metres and occupies around eight square kilometres of space underground. It represents roughly a fifth of the entire storage capacity in Germany and thus makes a sustainable contribution towards supply security in the country.
Wintershall has been producing gas from the natural gas reservoir since the 1950s. Then the reservoir was converted into a storage facility and put into operation in 1993. At a depth of 2000 metres it can store the annual gas consumption of around two million households.
The Rehden storage facility offers our customers the ideal basis for their trading activities since natural gas can be transported from here throughout Europe as well as flexibly be injected and withdrawn. The facility is linked to the major pipelines Central German Gas Link (MIDAL) and Rehden-Hamburg Gas Pipeline (RHG) as well as to the North European Gas Pipeline (NEL) with a connection to the Nord Stream pipeline through the Baltic Sea. It, thus, plays a central role in supplying Germany and Western Europe with energy.