The core questions for the energy future are: how can we carry renewable solar and wind energy over into the winter? How can we use these energy forms whenever we need them, regardless of the weather and the season? How can we make green gases and, above all, hydrogen widely available? And how can we make use of methane without generating emissions?
Our operations are divided into four areas and form the basis of our strategy and commercial activities:
Increasing gas storage and the withdrawal capacity of our energy storage facilities: high-volume, seasonal storage of conventional natural gas, biomethane and – above all in future – hydrogen to bolster security of supply in Austria and Europe, and support the expansion of renewable energy sources.
Treating the gas we produce in order to provide marketable products is a key activity. This includes gas conditioning, hydrogen purification, and processing of methane and hydrogen into transportation fuels such as CNG, LNG or e-fuels.
Applying cutting-edge technology such as power-to-gas to produce hydrogen or green gas. Conversion also means the synthesis of methane (CH4) by combining carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2), and cracking methane to obtain hydrogen and carbon. The focus is on CO2-free utilisation of stored and captured energy.
RAG specialises in the production of natural gas and oil and their utilisation as valuable basic materials in domestic industry. By using domestic resources,we reduce dependence on imports, help to cut emissions thanks to shorter transportation routes, and strengthen domestic value creation.