Germany's gas storage facilities are already 75.43% full, operator companies said. According to the EU regulation on gas storage, adopted in May, the mark of 75% was planned to be reached by September 1. According to the Association of German Operators of Gas and Hydrogen Storage Systems INES, it was possible to speed up the filling of storage facilities by reducing gas consumption in the summer and increasing the volume of blue fuel imports from northwestern Europe, DW reports.
EU regulation stipulates that German storage facilities must be at least 85% full by October 1 and at least 95% by November 1. However, if the current momentum continues, these goals will also be achieved sooner. According to the EU plan, increased gas reserves will have to compensate for any fluctuations in the gas market, up to the complete cessation of gas supplies from Russia.