A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ulf Heitmueller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Verbundnetz Gas (VNG), took place today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018.
The parties discussed issues related to the development of Europe’s underground gas storage (UGS) system, including the status of the joint projects – the Jemgum and Katharina UGS facilities in Germany. The two facilities were put into operation in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Work is currently underway on bringing them to their design capacity. The UGS facilities were extensively used to provide European consumers with gas in the 2017–2018 heating season.