BRUSSELS, August 11. /ITAR-TASS/. European underground gas storage facilities have been replenished with 2.34 billion cubic meters of gas in the first 10 days of August, Gas Storage Europe (GSE) said on Monday.
As of August 10, the gas reserves in the underground storage facilities were 66.44 billion cubic meters. As of July 31, European gas storage facilities had 64.097 billion cubic meters of gas. The European facilities are 82.82% filled, compared to 79.54% at the beginning of the month.
The largest gas volume, according to statistics, was pumped into German underground storage facilities (654 million cubic meters), French (636 billion cubic meters) and in Italian facilities (423 million cubic meters).
Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom earlier intended to pump 2.4 billion cubic meters of gas into European underground storage facilities in addition to the existing reserves of 2.6 billion cubic meters.
GSE is part of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), representing 68 member companies from 25 countries, gathering operators of gas infrastructures across Europe: transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals. GIE is the umbrella organization for its three subdivisions: GTE - Gas Transmission Europe representing the Transmission System Operators (TSO), GSE - Gas Storage Europe, representing the Storage System Operators (SSO), GLE - Gas LNG Europe, representing the LNG Terminal Operators (TO).