Spain has 8% stored gas“Very low figure compared to huge potential” national and far from countries like Germany (25%), France (26%) or Italy (24%)As several experts pointed out at a conference on energy this Wednesday, in which they also urged to increase the country’s gas capacity.
Within the framework of a conference organized by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Spanish Institute of Engineering (IIE) and the Spanish Environment Club (CEMA), the speakers agreed that the gas storage facilities of Gaviota, Cerrablo, Marismas and Yela are not of the system. Security Guarantee.
“This could allow not only to streamline gas supply and demand between winter and summer, but also to efficiently deal with potential shortages, take advantage of periods of low prices and improve the ability to negotiate with suppliers. of the stressed market for liquefied natural gas (LNG), highlighted Isaac Alvarez, associate of the IIE’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Experts have also highlighted the role that can be played by beaver underground warehouse“Regarded as an original deposit” in the Spanish gas system with the same character as Gaviota or Cerablo, underlies the IIE.
According to the data they handle, Castor’s storage capacity (about 1,900 million cubic metres) would cover about 25% of the average daily gas consumption in Spain, which is maintained for 40 days in case of emergency.
beaver is Inactive since September 2013 after several episodes of micro seismicity“But since October of the same year there have been no tremors in the region again, nor is there any verification of the slightest trace of a gas leak,” argue experts who attended the meeting.
Alvarez assessed, “The Castor platform, which has been approved for dismantling and for which all Spaniards continue to pay, is an option with a potential that needs to be put into operation to guarantee the security of our supplies. “
Experts urge government to increase gas storage and recover castor