SMi are pleased to present the 6th annual gas storage conference, the last few years have been very important for those involved in gas storage and this informative 2 day conference will allow recent developments and operations to be discussed in the context of a shifting global energy market. Global gas storage projects will provide a vital resource throughout the year and will play a central role in helping to provide secure gas supplies, however will regulation and the current economic climate affect the future of this industry? Recent development of unconventional gas resources are driving the need for more storage capacity worldwide, and as a result research is being conducted to identify new efficient and economical methods of gas storage. With increasing pressures on the energy market and focus on energy prices, gas storage is facing new challenges to increase efficiency and capacity throughout the seasons. Gas Storage facilities are necessary to maintain a steady supply during changing patterns of 233ge and allows for countries to rely less on importing gas during times of high demand.