Salt cavern hydrogen storage could be coming to the UK

An Agreement to Lease (A2L) between UK Oil & Gas PLC’s subsidiary, UK Energy Storage LTD (UKEn) and Portland Port Limited (PPL), could see 1.2 billion m3 of underground salt caverns utilised for hydrogen storage.

Announced today (May 30), the UKEn plans hope to develop an integration Energy-Hub, centred around hydrogen-ready gas storage and future hydrogen production capability, at two sites at the former Royal Navy port in Dorset, UK.

The planned Energy-Hub development seeks to reinvigorate and expand a previous project by Portland Gas Storage Ltd, to situate approximately 1.2 billion m3 of underground salt cavern storage beneath PPL’s land.

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