More than ever, energy is at the heart of debates.

Beyond economic and environmental considerations, national energy policies, once the realm of a few experts, have become a matter of societal choices.

Today, our world must seek less abundance and a more informed use of energy. In this context, natural gas plays a crucial role, yet unknown to the general public.

Gas in Focus aims at shedding light on the role of natural gas in this transitional period by providing public access to consolidated, enlightening and reliable information.

Thanks to the expertise of its founding members, GRTgaz and Sia Conseil, this natural gas “observatory” positions itself as a leading guide in this sector. It is composed of five information units: Infrastructures, Uses, Environment, Markets and Supply.

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The differents steps of a LNG supply chain

FOCUS

Natural gas storage

Natural gas, like most other commodities, can be stored for an indefinite period of time. The natural gas supply chain – from exploration and production to transportation – is a time-consuming process, and the natural gas that reaches its destination is not always needed right away. Gas consumption is highly seasonal: It is higher in winter than in summer, since it is used extensively for heating in residential and commercial settings. For this reason, underground storage facilities are essential for storing surplus gas during the summer for subsequent use over the winter months.Storage facilities can also be used to offset...