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Table 1

Advantages and disadvantages of rock salt as a host rock.

Aspect Advantages Disadvantages
Geomechanical Without considerable crack generation at low and average compression stresses Low tensile strength
Low Porosity and permeability Dissolution specially for low-depth caverns
Economical Economical justifiable of solution mining High creep closure rate at deep caverns
Low working gas
High deliverability
Low investment
Low maintenance and operational costs
Low energy required during injection and production cycles
Accessibility of salt throughout of world
Environmental No chemical reaction with stored material Extruding of salt produced by solution mining is challengeable abandoning
Low required surface facility
Not affected or low affected by catastrophes
Strategic Passive defense Not enough
Controlling energy programs Accessibility of salt caverns to market

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