Azerbaijan, Baku, July 15 /Trend, E.Ismayilov/
This year Azerbaijan is going to inject into underground storage facilities 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas compared to 3.05 billion last year, the head of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) Rovnag Abdullayev said Friday.
He said to increase the volume of gas injection, new wells are drilled and work is underway to expand the compressor stations.
At present, natural gas reserves in Azerbaijani underground storage facilities exceed 2 billion cubic meters.
Since the beginning of the season of injection into underground storage facilities in Azerbaijan, more than 850 million cubic meters of gas have been injected.
Azerbaijan has two underground gas storage facilities - Garadag and Kalmaz
More than 1.14 billion cubic meters remained in gas storage facilities in Azerbaijan from last season.
About 9 million cubic meters of gas are daily pumped in gas storage facilities. The gas pumping season is expected to be completed in September or October.
Last season about 1.92 billion cubic meters of gas was pumped out from underground gas storage facilities in Azerbaijan.