Efficiency evaluation of investments in construction of underground gas storage facilities in salt deposits: problems and ways of their solution

The increase in the peak daily demand for natural gas in recent years in the autumn-winter seasons confirms the need to further increase the daily capacity of Gazprom’s gas storage facilities, as the main regulators of uneven gas consumption. Peak storage facilities should play an important role in addressing the issue of increasing the daily productivity of UGS. Throughout the world, the peak storage facilities are underground gas storage facilities in caverns of rock salt, having high economic efficiency in the conditions of the developed market relations.

The article defines the main effect-forming factors of gas storage in salt deposits and the main problems arising in the evaluation of the efficiency of investments in the construction of this type of UGS in Russia are considered.