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Last updated on 31. October 2016
Energinet.dk owns the two Danish gas storage facilities
24 August 2006, Energinet.dk acquired the gas storage facility in Lille Torup, and 1 January 2015, Energinet.dk acquired the gas storage facility in Stenlille. Both facilities were acquired from DONG Energy.
 
From 1 May 2007, gas storage activities have been gathered in an independent company within Energinet.dk - Energinet.dk Gas Storage A/S, which was remained to Gas Storage Denmark A/S per 1 November 2016.
 
Gas Storage Denmark A/S will continuously develop new storage products in dialogue with the customers and the market. The company will look to foreign countries and other sectors for inspiration. Possible new initiatives will be discussed with the market players on a current basis.
In practice, this means that Gas Storage Denmark will be working to ensure:
  • a free well-functioning gas market in Denmark where competitively priced storage products are developed in dialogue with customers
  • an open and transparent market for gas storage services
  • optimum security of supply

The storage company has 25 employees working at the storage facility in Lille Torup and Stenlille. An additional eight to ten full-time employees from Energinet.dk's Gas Transmission and Market departments support the daily operation of Gas Storage Denmark.

 
Previous history
  • In 2014, Energinet.dk acquired the gas storage facility in Stenlille.
  • In 2006, Energinet.dk acquired the gas storage facility in Lille Torup.
  • In 2005, Energinet.dk was formed.
  • In 1994, the gas storage facility in Stenlille was inaugurated.
  • In 1991, DONG was issued with a license by the authorities to build the gas storage facility in Stenlille.
  • In 1987, the gas storage facility in Lille Torup was inaugurated.
  • In 1984, the first gas from the Danish part of the North Sea was brought ashore at Nybro.
  • In 1983, the first caverns designated for gas storage at Lille Torup were flushed.
  • In 1982, the first natural gas flowed into the Danish transmission network in the southern part of Jutland via the north German transmission network.
  • In 1980, the first borehole was drilled at Stenlille to investigate the natural gas storage potential.
  • In 1979, the Danish parliament passed a bill introducing natural gas as a source og energy in Denmark, which became a reality in 1982.
  • In 1972, the Danish state established "Dansk Olie og Naturgas", DONG, its main task being the supply of natural gas to Denmark.
  • After the energy crisis in the 70s, the Danish parliament decided to perform two test drillings at Lille Torup to ascertain whether the salt dome could be used for caverns.
  • Already in the 60s, USA and Canada had been successful at flushing subterranean caverns for gas storage purposes.
     
     
Environmental reporting

Gas Storage Denmark A/S has prepared an annual environmental report for the Lille Torup gas storage facility describing the companys most significant environmental impacts. ​See "Read more". ​

Facts

About Energinet.dk:
 
Energinet.dk is an independent public enterprise. As the owner of the main electricity and natural gas grids in Denmark, Energinet.dk maintains security of supply of electricity and gas and ensures efficient electricity and gas markets.
Energinet.dk expands the overall electricity and natural gas grids and administers a politically determined annual budget of DKK 130m for research and development. The consumers pay for Energinet.dk' activities through special tariffs.
 
Vision and mission

As the owner of the overall infrastructure, Energinet.dk maintains the security of supply and ensures the smooth operation of the market for electricity and gas.
Energinet.dk's mission is to be known nationally and internationally as a competent, business-oriented and trustworthy TSO*, using collaboration and innovation as basis.
* TSO = Transmission System Operator

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