An underground gas storage with a capacity of 360 million cubic metres will be filled with gas in Osipovichi by October 1, head of Osipovichi branch of Beltransgaz OJSC Nikolai Kravchenko told reporters.
At the moment the storage contains 134 million cubic metres of gas, the source added. The daily daily gas extraction rate is 1.5 million cubic metres. The major consumers of gas are Bobruisk Power Plant, the Belarusian Metallurgical plant (Zhlobin) and the towns of Osipovichi, Yelizovo and Svetlogorsk.
Osipovichi gas storage was founded in 1976.