Europe and, in particular, the Netherlands will not be able to fill enough gas storage facilities by winter without additional measures, so the country has developed an anti-crisis plan. This was announced on June 20 by the Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Rob Jetten at a press conference in The Hague.
“We see that the overall supply of gas from Russia to Europe is rapidly declining,” he said.
According to the minister, without taking urgent measures, it is impossible to guarantee the full filling of storage facilities with gas to prepare for the winter. The Netherlands, which imports up to 15% of its gas from Russia, is already buying LNG and reducing gas consumption, but could still face shortages this winter, Jetten said.
In addition, the Netherlands has developed a plan to lift restrictions on coal-fired power plants from 2022 to 2024 to reduce the risk of gas shortages.