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The German regulator Bundesnetzagentur reported that gas storage facilities were 80.14% full

The German regulator Bundesnetzagentur reported that gas storage facilities were 80.14% full

Germany filled gas storage facilities by 80.14 percent, according to a report by the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur).

In particular, the largest underground storage facility in the country, Reden, managed to fill up to 61 percent despite the difficult situation in early April. At that time, the extraction and injection of gas into the storage facility were stopped against the backdrop of the withdrawal of the Gazprom group from the German company Gazprom Germania GmbH and all its assets.


The agency notes that at the moment fuel supplies to the country are stable. At the same time, the situation with gas is “tense”, and further deterioration cannot be ruled out. At the same time, the pumping of gas from Russia through the Nord Stream pipeline is at the level of 20 percent of the maximum capacity.


Germany seeks to minimize energy dependence on Russia and at the same time stock up on gas in order to avoid a full-scale energy crisis in the country. Earlier, the leadership of the republic 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.


At the same time, the level of gas reserves in European storage facilities reached a record high of 77.5 percent over the past year.

Moreover, two months earlier in the fall of 2021, fuel selection has already begun from such a volume. If the download rate continues, the EU will be able to reach the target level of 80 percent by the end of August and 90 percent by the 20th of September.