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BNA head Müller says Germany’s gas storage facilities are 75 percent full

BNA head Müller says Germany’s gas storage facilities are 75 percent full

Underground gas storages (UGS) in Germany are 75 percent filled ahead of schedule. The head of the Federal Network Agency (BNA) Klaus Müller wrote about this on his Twitter.

Earlier, the leadership of Germany presented requirements according to which underground gas storage facilities should be 75 percent full by September 1, 85 percent by October 1, and 95 percent by November 1.

“The milestone in gas storage has been reached. Big thanks to everyone. The next target is 85 percent by October 1,” Muller said.


However, in an interview with ZDF, Müller said that Germany should cut its gas consumption by 20 percent. At the same time, he welcomed the decision of the countries of the bloc to reduce consumption by 15 percent. If all European countries begin to save gas, it will be enough to survive the autumn and winter, the politician believes.


In early August, gas reserves in Germany’s storage facilities rose to 70 percent. According to the Federal Grid Agency of Germany, while maintaining this level, Germany will be able to form stocks of 95 percent of storage capacity only with the introduction of additional measures.