Benefits of natural gas
It is a clean, safe energy source
Minimal carbon footprint
It ensures an efficient energy supply
Lower cost in kWh than diesel, propane and fuel oil
It has the least environmental impact of any fossil fuel
At Naturgy, we participate in the entire gas value chain
We have a flexible, diversified and competitive supply portfolio
28-bcm gas portfolio
A portfolio that allows us to offer security of supply and uphold our commitment to our customers
Unique and integrated infrastructure
Our infrastructure includes the management of gas pipelinesand our own fleet of eight LNG tankers
Highly flexible and secure gas supply and transportation
Europe - Maghreb (EMPL) and Medgaz gas pipelines
The Viura natural gas site is located in the subsoil of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, approximately 12 km from Logroño.
It is a geological structure consisting of sedimentary sandstone that was formed over 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, and its pores store natural gas at a depth of 4,000 m. Since then, successive layers of clays have been deposited on top of the sandstone, creating a perfect seal that has preserved the air tightness of the site.
It is estimated to contain at least a (proven) volume of 3 BCM (or 3 billion cubic metres of natural gas) but the possibility that the rock is storing larger quantities has not been ruled out. This proven volume is equivalent to five years’ worth of current consumption in La Rioja, or 10% of annual natural gas consumption in Spain.
We have a flexible and diversified portfolio of supply contracts, with review mechanisms for price misalignments.