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Since its first publication in 1990, "Underground Gas Storage in the World" has been the industry's reference on underground gas storage (UGS). The updated 2016 edition includes for the first time the coverage of LNG storage in the world. The report includes detailed analyses of the latest developments and trends in the storage industry, CEDIGAZ's Outlook to 2035 at regional and global levels, and extensive country analyses with complete datasets including current, under construction and planned UGS and LNG import facilities for 49 countries. 

" The Underground Gas Storage & LNG Storage Market in the World 2015-2035 " builds on the CEDIGAZ Underground Gas Storage Database, the only worldwide Underground Gas Storage database to be updated every year, and on the CEDIGAZ LNG Service, a comprehensive service dedicated to the LNG market.

The report is divided into 3 parts:

The first part of the report analyzes current and future trends in the storage market to 2035 (UGS and LNG storage). It gives an assessment of current and future UGS capacity at regional and world level. The analysis on future trends is based on UGS projects, supply and demand trends, regulatory development, geology, economic and financial constraints. It also reviews the development of LNG import and storage capacity in LNG importing countries based on currently operational, under construction and planned LNG receiving terminals worldwide, for both onshore terminals and Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRUs).

The second part of the report is specifically dedicated to the EU UGS market. The analysis reviews key economic and regulatory factors that are reshaping the EU market. It starts with a discussion on the functions and values of storage. Then, the context under which storage has operated since 2010 is analyzed. This includes changes in supply and demand trends, development in alternative flexible sources of supply, pipeline and LNG infrastructure. The report also reviews storage utilization and price trends over the past five years, and the adaptation of European storage system operators to a difficult environment. Major regulatory and policy changes are assessed, including the Energy Security Package proposed by the European Commission in February 2016.

The third part of the report includes in-depth analyses for 49 countries worldwide. For each country, detailed information is given on supply and demand trends, UGS and LNG receiving terminals (existing, under construction, and planned). For North America and Europe, the analyses also include information on the regulatory framework for storage.

49 countries surveyed - 500 pages, 104 tables, 103 charts & figures, 46 country maps.

Global UGS capacity by region, end of 2015

Global UGS working gas capacity by 2035

Countries surveyed

Map of China Underground Gas Storage


North America:
Canada, Mexico, USA.

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.


Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan.

Rest of the World:

Argentina, Brazil, Iran.


One user license 5 users licence*
CEDIGAZ Full & Corporate Members
€ 2 000
€ 4 000
CEDIGAZ Associate & Corresponding Members
€ 2 800
€ 5 600
 Non Members
€ 4 000
€ 8 000
* for more than 5 users, please contact us


Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is an independent consultant on energy and raw materials, focusing on international issues. She is the author of the 2013 report on Underground Gas Storage in the World. She also works with the Energy Centre of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), and with CyclOpe, the reference publication on commodities. Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe has a long and proven experience in global gas and energy markets, gained during her past positions at IFPEN/CEDIGAZ, the UN/ECE, the IEA and ATIC Services. 


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