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Injection and withdrawal restrictions for 2014/2015
Last updated on 19. October 2015
All storage customers are subject to restrictions concerning the quantity of gas they are capable of injecting into or withdrawing from the gas storage facility in any given hour
Until 1 May 2015, the two gas storage facilities in Lille Torup and Stenlille will have individual injection and withdrawal restrictions.
 
For the gas storage facility in Lille Torup
Injection restrictions limit all commercial storage customers' injection by a certain percentage when the gas storage facility is almost full. The reason for this is that the gas storage facility takes longer to fill when it is close to being full. This implies, that 55% of the injection capacity can be used when the gas storage facility is filled up 90% or more and 20% (30 % from 20 August 2014 and the remaining storage year) of the injection capacity is available when the storage filling reaches 95% or more.  All injection capacity is available when the storage filling is below 90%.

Withdrawal restrictions limit all storage customers' withdrawal of gas from the gas storage facility when it is almost empty. It is not possible to withdraw nearly as much gas from the gas storage facility when it is close to being empty. This implies, that only 86% of the withdrawal capacity is available when the storage filling is at or below 21%, only 76% of the withdrawal capacity is available when the storage filling is at or below 16% and 66% of the withdrawal capacity is available when the storage filling is at or below 10%. When the storage filling is above 21% all withdrawal capacity is available. Please notice, that in case an emergency-supply situation is declared, these withdrawal restrictions no longer applies.
 

Energinet.dk Gas Storage announces on its website the expected withdrawal and injection restrictions for a month 14 days before the first day of the month in question. The final and binding injection and withdrawal restrictions for the gas day concerned will be announced at 9 am at the latest on the day before the gas day.
 
For the gas storage facility in Stenlille
The gas storage facility in Stenlille does not have injections restriction, but storage customers that withdraw natural gas from Stenlille, are subject to withdrawal restrictions.
 
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The illustration shows that when the commercial customers' filling of the storage is more than 11% the storage customers may use 100% of firm capacity and when the filling of the storage is between 6% and 11% the storage customers may use 77% of firm withdrawal capacity, and 54% of firm withdrawal capacity may be used when the filling of the storage is 6% or less.
 
The restrictions in Stenlille are based on Energinet.dk Gastransmision having natural gas stored for emergency supply. In case of an emergency sypply situation the restrictions will be changed.
The actual withdrawal restriction in Stenlille for the following day are published each day on the storage data page. See link below: 
 
Link to storage data for Stenlille: www.dongstorage.dk/storage-portal/storage-data