Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 3
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
About 1.48 billion cubic meters of gas was extracted from underground storage within the gas extraction season in Azerbaijan, a source in the SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) told Trend Feb.3.
Azerbaijan has two underground gas storages facilities, Kalmaz and Garadagh, which are on the balance of SOCAR.
Some 798.2 million cubic meters of the total volume of gas extracted from storage fell on Garadagh, and 680.46 million cubic meters on Kalmaz storage facility, according to the source.
Currently, daily extraction of gas from underground storage facilities is 12.4 million cubic meters.
"Residual amounts of gas in both storage facilities are slightly higher than the 1.4 billion cubic meters, 777.46 million cubic meters of which fall on Garadagh, and about 624.24 million cubic meters - on Kalmaz gas storage," said the source.
At the end of last pumping season, the residual volumes of gas in underground storage exceeded 3.23 billion cubic meters (1.75 billion cubic meters in Garadagh storage, 1.48 billion cubic meters in Kalmaz storage), compared to about 3.43 billion cubic meters at the end of the previous season.
At the end of the extraction season, the residual amounts of gas in underground storage amounted to nearly 1.38 billion cubic meters (746.43 million cubic meters in Garadagh storage and nearly 630.6 million cubic meters in Kalmaz storage).
The country's underground storages allow the storage of over 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas.
Edited by CN
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