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July 16, 2024
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Gas storage facilities play an important role in the security of gas supply in winter, when most gas is consumed. Over the year, Switzerland covers around 15% of its energy needs with gas. About half of this is consumed for heating buildings. Switzerland is almost entirely dependent on imports for gas. Only a little gas (biogas) is produced domestically. Likewise, Switzerland has no large domestic storage facilities of its own. It is dependent on the use of gas storage facilities in neighbouring countries.

The Federal Council has obliged the gas industry to secure storage capacities in neighbouring countries (15% of Switzerland's annual consumption) and options for additional gas supplies for the winter of 2022/23. At the end of August 2022, the gas industry reported the successful completion of this task.

The gas storage levels in Germany, France, Italy and Austria, as well as the entire EU, are given in percentages and in terawatt hours (TWh). The storage levels are based on the upper calorific value. The levels show the state of the gas storage facilities of the previous day until 11 pm. The data come from EU public sources.

The trend shows the development of the filling level. It points upwards when the level has increased compared to the average of the last 10 days.

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The data come from Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) from the Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI). All data is provided by contributors on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The data provided by AGSI is for information purposes only. Reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information provided herein. The data have been carefully checked, are regularly updated and may be changed, removed or supplemented without prior notice.

Data on the Swiss shares of the volumes available in the gas storage facilities are not available.

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Issued date
December 14, 2022
Modified date
July 16, 2024
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