Magazyny gazu ziemnego w cechsztyńskich formacjach solnych elementem bezpieczeństwa energetycznego Polski

Dagmara Zeljaś


Natural gas storages in Zechstein salt formations as an element of energy safety in Poland.
A b s t r a c t. Based on the formal and legal regulations, the need to increase the capacity of cavern underground gas storage in Poland is demonstrated. The author raised the problem of country's energy security, which is partly based on intervention reserves of energy carriers. A description of the state of actual storage capacities and strategic reserves of natural gas in Poland is presented, and the level of reserves is assessed based on applicable law. Focusing on the advantages of salt deposits in the context of underground gas storage, the author presents safe conditions for underground gas storage and the possible location of cavern underground gas storage in two prospective salt deposits: the Damasławek salt dome and the layer salt deposit of the Fore-Sudetic Monocline. The article draws attention to the complexity of the issue of geomechanical stability of caverns for underground gas storage, taking into account the type of deposit (layer/dome).

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