Gas storage facilities in Germany are 100% full, the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) said on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, the agency noted that the situation remains tense and further deterioration cannot be ruled out.
“Gas continues to be injected into storage. The total storage level in Germany is 100%,” the Bundesnetzagentur said in a status report, adding that the largest country’s storage level gas storage facility, Rehden, is 94.75%.
The gas storage capacities are nominal and therefore the pumping continues even after reaching 100% filling, specifies the regulator.
The Bundesnetzagentur recalled the importance of limiting gas consumption. Gas shortages during the winter can be avoided if Germany continues to achieve its goal of reducing energy consumption by at least 20%.
Since 2021, energy prices in EU countries have increased as part of a global trend. After the start of Russiathe military operation Ukraine in February 2022 and the adoption of several packages of sanctions against Moscow by the EU, energy prices have accelerated their rise, putting energy security at the top of global and national agendas, and prompting many European governments to resort to emergency measures.
Demonstrations have swept through several European countries as citizens demand wage increases, urgent action to tackle rising inflation and comprehensive measures to mitigate soaring energy prices amid mass layoffs and industry closures.