Inčukalns UGS Has Been Prepared for Injection Also During the Natural Gas Withdrawal Season
In order to contribute to the security and continuity of natural gas supply, the unified natural gas transmission and storage system operator Conexus Baltic Grid AS (Conexus) has carried out technical preparations to enable natural gas injection in the Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage (Inčukalns UGS) also during the natural gas withdrawal season. In response to geopolitical events in Europe, for the first time in the company's history, the storage facility started two-way natural gas flows in February this year.
The new natural gas withdrawal season will start on the 15th of October. The withdrawal season is usually the time when gas injection into the underground storage facility has finished. However, to ensure that additional volumes of natural gas can be injected into storage, the storage is prepared for injection during the withdrawal season as well.
Uldis Bariss, Chairman of the Management Board of Conexus: "The readiness of the Inčukalns underground gas storage facility to inject natural gas also during the withdrawal season is good news for both system users and end consumers of natural gas, for whom an uninterrupted supply of natural gas is important. In response to the geopolitical situation in Europe, the Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage was promptly prepared for injection already earlier this year during the withdrawal cycle in order to keep the maximum amount of natural gas stored in the Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage available."
By the end of the withdrawal season, the storage facility will be able to inject a minimum of 50 GWh per day.