Azerbaijan, Baku, May 13 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
By May 13, SOCAR has pumped about 284.7 million cubic meters of gas into underground gas storages of Azerbaijan since the beginning of the pumping season, a source in SOCAR told Trend.
Azerbaijan has two underground gas storages - Garadagh and Kalmaz.
According to him, 172.12 million cubic meters of gas has been pumped into Garadagh gas storage and 112.54 million cubic meters into Kalmaz storage since the beginning of the season.
"At present, the underground gas storage facilities of the country have accumulated 1.76 billion cubic meters of gas, including 952.12 million cubic meters at Garadagh and 806.56 million cubic meters at Kalmaz storage," the source said.
In general, according to hi,, by the end of the season residual amounts of gas in the underground storages of the country exceeded 1.47 billion cubic meters (Garadagh - about 780 million cubic meters and Kalmaz - 697.03 million cubic meters).
The source said that the capacity of the underground gas storage facilities in the country allows keeping around 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas.
On the results of the last pumping season, the volume of gas in the underground storages of the country amounted to about 3.3 billion cubic meters, compared to about 3.25 billion cubic meters at the end of previous season. In particular, 2.11 billion cubic meters of gas was pumped into the storages last year.