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Number of storage facilities + storage capacity
The EU gas market is unable to function properly without gas storage. It provides security of gas supply, trading opportunities, and flexibility. The storage capacity and the number of storage facilities have increased notably since GIE was founded. Since 2002, the GIE members' storage capacity has increased by more than 35%.
Evolution of the number of storage facilities + storage capacity
 
Underground storage + peak shaving withdrawal capacity
Having the right withdrawal and injection capacities is crucial to deal with the seasonality and the short-term flexible demand. While GSE members have increased their storage capacity by 35%, the withdrawal capacity has increased by 35%. Storage facilities are also gaining an important role as a fast-response flexibility tool.
Evolution of the number of storage facilities + storage capacity
Underground storage + peak shaving injection capacity
Evolution of the number of storage facilities + storage capacity