– Rehden natural gas storage facility.
The size of 910 football pitches.

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Strategically favourable: The Rehden storage facility is situated at the crossroads of German gas pipelines and thereby plays a vital role in maintaining security of supply in Germany and Europe.

Rehden natural gas storage facility

The astora natural gas storage facility at Rehden in Northern Germany – one of the the biggest pore storage facilites in Western Europe – has a working gas volume of about 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trading activities since natural gas can be transported from here throughout Europe as well as flexibly be injected and withdrawn.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.

Address Rehden storage facility

astora GmbH & Co. KG
Erdgasspeicher Rehden
Osterkamp 31
49453 Rehden, Germany

Outline of the facility's underground area