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Extreme Cold Could Empty German Inventories, Cause Gas Shortages in 24/25 Winter

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In the scenario of extremely cold weather for the 2024/25 winter period, German gas storage facilities will be completely emptied by the start of February 2025, lobby group INES said.

  • In addition, Germany could see gas shortages as high as 20% of the consumption on certain days.
  • „As in the last two winters, extremely cold temperatures would create challenges for our gas supply. We are not over the worst yet. The security of gas supply we were used to before the energy crisis has not yet been fully restored in Germany. Consumption savings will therefore remain a relevant topic in the coming winter”, INES managing director Sebastian Heinermann said.
  • If temperatures remain within normal or above normal during the winter, German gas storage will be between 35-69% by the start of April 2025.
  • German gas inventories are required to be 40% full by 1 February 2025.
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In the scenario of extremely cold weather for the 2024/25 winter period, German gas storage facilities will be completely emptied by the start of February 2025, lobby group INES said.

  • In addition, Germany could see gas shortages as high as 20% of the consumption on certain days.
  • „As in the last two winters, extremely cold temperatures would create challenges for our gas supply. We are not over the worst yet. The security of gas supply we were used to before the energy crisis has not yet been fully restored in Germany. Consumption savings will therefore remain a relevant topic in the coming winter”, INES managing director Sebastian Heinermann said.
  • If temperatures remain within normal or above normal during the winter, German gas storage will be between 35-69% by the start of April 2025.
  • German gas inventories are required to be 40% full by 1 February 2025.