Gas Storage Denmark A/S owns and operates Denmark’s 2 underground gas storage facilities:
the aquifer storage facility at Stenlille in the central part of Zealand
the salt cavern facility at Lille Torup in northern Jutland
2 storage facilities – ONE STORAGE
Our storage customers optimize their storage position as ONE STORAGE. Behind that, we operate our two storage facilities based on synergy and complementarity of the technical equipment and capability that an aquifer and a salt cavern offer, when operated together.
Owned by the Danish State
Gas Storage Denmark A/S is a fully-owned subsidiary of Energinet.
Energinet’s owner is the Danish state, and its business purpose is to own and operate the vital gas and power infrastructure in Denmark.
How do we do it
We are an independent operator
We market our storage capacities on fully commercial terms
Our business is based on customer requirements, market value and commercial innovation
By pooling a decade of technical and commercial market experience, we develop innovative storage products in a dialogue with our customers and the market
We look to other sectors and foreign countries for inspiration
We work together with our partners to develop solutions supporting renewable energy
We take our responsibilities seriously
Towards the community and the environment via prudent and reliable operations
Towards our employees by promoting knowledge, personal development and health & safety
Towards our business partners by maintaining high quality standards
We work to ensure an open and transparent gas market
We follow a compliance program to ensure that discriminatory conduct is excluded
We report annually to the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DERA) about our work
We support optimum security of supply
We work together with the Transmission Service Operator Energinet to mitigate the risk of supply crisis
We operate and maintain all our technical equipment according to the most recently updated ISO-55001 asset management standards
Active member of GIE/GSE
Gas Storage Denmark is an active member of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), the voice of infrastructure operators towards European institutions, regulators and stakeholders.
Our CEO Adam Elbæk is a member of Gas Storage Europe’s Executive Committee.
Gas Storage Europe is a subdivision in GIE representing storage system operators. We work for an internal European gas market free of regulatory barriers and unfair competition where gas is part of the solution towards a sustainable future.
2019 GSD's two holding companies and two operating companies are merged into only two - one holding company and one operating company. The merger operating company takes over the name Gas Storage Denmark A/S with CVR-number: 29 85 12 47.
2005 - 2016
2016 With effect from 1 November 2016, the company name was changed to Gas Storage Denmark A/S
2014 Energinet acquired the gas storage facility at Stenlille
2006 Energinet acquired the gas storage facility at Lille Torup
2005 Energinet was established as a legal entity
1984 - 1994
1994 The gas storage facility at Stenlille was commissioned
1991 DONG was granted a license by the authorities to build the gas storage facility at Stenlille
1987 The gas storage facilityatn Lille Torup was commissioned
1984 The first gas produced in the Danish part of the North Sea was flowed ashore at Nybro
1980 - 1983
1983 The first caverns designated for gas storage at Lille Torup were leached
1982 The first natural gas flowed into the Danish transmission grid in the southern part of Jutland via the North German transmission grid
1980 The first bore hole was drilled at Stenlille to investigate the natural gas storage potential
1960 - 1979
1979 The Danish parliament passed a bill introducing natural gas as a source of energy in Denmark, which became a reality in 1982
1972 The Danish state established DONG "Dansk Olie og Naturgas". DONG’s main task was the supply of natural gas to Denmark.
70’s After the energy crisis in the 70s, the Danish parliament decided to perform two test drillings at Lille Torup to ascertain whether the salt dome could be used for caverns.
60’s Already in the 60s, USA and Canada had been successful at leaching caverns for gas storage purposes.
To our suppliers
The two gas storage facilities at Lille Torup and Stenlille are operated and marketed under the company name Gas Storage Denmark A/S.
Suppliers to the two gas storage facilities at Lille Torup and Stenlille, are required to issue electronic invoices, stating both EAN and CVR number, as well as the invoice address, cf. the information below.