Welcome to Equinor Storage Deutschland
Equinor Storage Deutschland GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of Equinor Deutschland GmbH.
Our core business is marketing storage services and operating the gas storage facility Etzel Gas-Lager near Wilhelmshaven, which has a total storage capacity of approximately 1,200 million cubic metres of natural gas. Our office is located in Friedeburg-Etzel.
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About the storage facility: Etzel Gas-Lager
The facility at Etzel near Friedeburg consists of 19 salt caverns in which natural gas is stored at high pressure at over a thousand metres below the earth’s surface.
The caverns are cylindrical cavities that have been leached out in the underground salt formation. They are oil and gas-tight. The average cavern is around 620 metres deep, 35 metes in diameter, and has a geometric volume of around 580,000 cubic metres.
In the past, natural gas storage facilities have predominantly been used to compensate for seasonal fluctuations in demand. Today, however, they are also used as a flexible means of optimising supply, as a reserve in the event of supply problems, and on an hourly basis to counterbalance surpluses and shortfalls.
Equinor Storage Deutschland GmbH is certified in accordance with the following standards: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004. OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 50001:2011.
How to make an application for storage
To submit a request for storage, please read the guidelines below before submitting your request.
The published available capacities of Equinor Storage Deutschland GmbH may not be exceeded.
Gas intended for storage must conform to the standards laid down in the DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) Code of Practice G 260, 2nd Family Gases (DVGW-Arbeitsblatt G 260, 2. Gasfamilie).
Terms and conditions
When processing your request, Equinor Storage Deutschland will need to check your credit rating. You are requested to provide us with the necessary information (business reports) as promptly as possible. Additionally, our General Terms and Conditions apply (available under Downloads).
For us to be able to process your request it must contain, as a minimum, the following information. Please send an e-mail to gm_SDS@equinor.com including the information below, or fill out the gas storage request form below:
- Volume of working gas in m³
- Entry capacity in m³/h
- Exit capacity in m³/h
- Length of time
(from: day, month, year to: day, month, year)
- Street name and number
- Postcode and Town
- Contact person
- E-mail address
- Telephone number
We ensure full transparency on our storage business operations. Please see the links and downloads below for more information about applicable laws, contracts and regulations.
More information can be found in the GSE Transparency Template under https://agsi.gie.eu