OBSERVATIONS ON THE PERSPECTIVES OF UNDERGROUND SPACE USE

The occupancy and use of man-made underground space, and the storage of materials, products and commodities that are commonly used in urban, industralized society are discussed. It is pointed out that in the future, there will be increased use of the underground in the Kansas City region and nationally for the off-season storage of natural gas. Temporary storage of gas in the Kansas City area occurs in depleted and abandoned oil and gas fields. In states where such fields are lacking, squifer storage fields have been developed for gas storage along inter- and infra-state gas transmission and distribution lines. Caverns dissolved in salt beds have been used for temporary storage. More than 80 percent of the gas industry's peak sharing capacity derives from gas storage fields. The industry is actively searching for prospective storage reservoirs, especially those located along existing distribution lines near cities.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 39-41

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM