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In Germany, announced a possible shortage of gas in the winter

In Germany, announced a possible shortage of gas in the winter

The head of Germany’s Federal Grid Agency, Klaus Müller, said that Germany could face gas shortages next winter, and businesses and households will have to further reduce gas consumption to avoid this.

Muller said Germany’s energy crisis is “not over yet” and much depends on whether next winter is colder than last.

“The danger of gas shortages still exists. It largely depends on whether we continue to limit the use of gas and ensure diversified supplies to Germany. And there are risks,” he said.

According to the head of the German regulator, such risks include the recovery of the Chinese economy, which accelerated “faster than many predicted”, which led to increased demand for gas and could have “consequences in terms of prices.”

Also, according to Müller, the winter of 2023-2024 will be the first that Germany will experience “in the absence of Russian pipeline gas”, while “no significant increase is expected this or next year” in global supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG).