Russia to contribute 32% of gas capacity growth by 2023

10 June 2019

Russia is expected to drive the growth in the global underground gas storage industry between 2019 and 2023, contributing around 32% of the working gas capacity growth from planned and announced projects, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The company’s report ‘Global Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Underground Gas Storage – Turkey Leads Global New-Build Gas Storage Capex ’ reveals that Russia’s underground gas storage sector is expected to have a working gas storage capacity of 780 billion cubic feet (bcf) by 2023 from planned and announced projects.

GlobalData identifies Turkey as the second largest country in terms of new-build underground gas storage capacity growth by 2023. The country is expected to add 375 bcf of working gas capacity by 2023 from the seven planned and announced underground gas storage site during the outlook period.

Italy stands third in terms of global working gas storage capacity growth, during the outlook period. The country’s underground gas storage sector is expected to witness the start of operations of 15 new-build underground gas storage sites, with a total working gas storage capacity of 249 bcf between 2019 and 2023.