With the onset of colder climate throughout Türkiye, the Ministry of Vitality and Pure Sources has taken proactive measures to safe the nation’s power wants.
The Silivri and Lake Tuz underground pure gasoline storage amenities have been stuffed to their full capability, guaranteeing a safe power provide for the nation forward of winter.
On the Lake Tuz Pure Gasoline Storage Facility in central Aksaray province, 1.2 billion cubic meters (bcm) of pure gasoline have been saved throughout the 12 synthetic caves introduced into operation.
As soon as this facility reaches its most capability, it will likely be able to satisfying roughly 50% of Türkiye’s residential pure gasoline consumption.
Concurrently, the capability of the Silivri Pure Gasoline Storage Facility has been expanded to 4.6 bcm, solidifying its place as Türkiye’s premier gasoline storage facility.
The storage facility located within the Tuz Gölü (Lake Tuz), managed by the Petroleum Pipeline Company (BOTAŞ), at present holds 1.2 bcm of pure gasoline inside its underground caves. The introduction of recent storage areas within the second part of improvement will see this capability rise to five.4 bcm.
As a part of the storage mission that includes 52 caverns shaped by dissolving salt within the salt wells opened at a depth of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles), recent water is injected into underground wells to dissolve the salt. The freshwater, introduced from Hirfanlı Dam to dissolve the salt within the underground wells, is pumped into Lake Tuz as saline water after the method.
Like this, the water ranges within the lake replenish constantly, contributing to the revival of the native basin.
With the second stage coming into impact, the variety of caves will attain 52 and an extra 40 caves shall be created for storing gasoline.
The pure gasoline storage capability will surge to five.4 bcm with a each day manufacturing capability of 80 million cubic meters (mcm).
These two storage amenities, as soon as at full capability, can guarantee Türkiye can meet its annual pure gasoline consumption for households.
The Silivri Pure Gasoline Storage Challenge, often known as Türkiye’s first gasoline storage facility and dubbed as Europe’s largest, at present boasts a capability of 4.6 bcm and performs a important position in securing Türkiye’s power wants.