The $161.4 million Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska facility finished construction and made its first injections of summer-produced natural gas for winter time withdraw in 2012.
According to ENSTAR Natural Gas company’s John Sims, CINGSA’s first injection was in April 2012.
The facility has an 11 billion cubic feet working gas capacity and made its first withdrawl in November 2012.
More than 100 jobs were created during the facility’s construction and its operation created five new full time positions, Sims said.
The facility benefits local utilities like Homer Electric Association and ENSTAR by providing security and reliability during peak gas demand in the winter, Sims said.
— Staff report