In an interview with the weekly “Spiegel”, the head of the German Federal Network Agency warned that the country’s storage facilities could quickly run out of gas if the weather came during a very cold winter.
“A few days of frost would be enough to cause a significant increase in gas consumption,” said Klaus Muller.
The Mueller-led agency would be responsible for gas rationing if necessary, a scenario Germany is working hard to avoid by making repeated calls to reduce consumption by at least 20%.
The levels of gas storage in Germany were at 99.3% by 2 November. Mueller explained that these stocks alone are enough to continue the work of Europe’s largest economy for nine to ten weeks, provided the winter is moderately cold, as was the case in 2021-2022.
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