As temperatures drop, gas consumption in Germany has increased dramatically, in the past week alone by 28 percent compared to the previous week.
Although the temperature was 0.7 degrees lower, businesses and households consumed 21 percent less than in previous years, reports the head of the network agency, Klaus Müller.
Gas suppliers have had to roll back stocks at storage facilities for a week now. The filling level of the gas storage tanks decreases.
The cold weather increased gas consumption in Germany. Gas consumption in the previous week was 26 percent higher than in the previous week, the Federal Grid Agency wrote in its management report Thursday.
However, consumption is still well below the previous four-year average for the same calendar week. Large industrial customers used gas 25 percent less, and households and small businesses only 17 percent less. Total consumption was 21 percent lower. The head of the Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller, called the numbers on Twitter. In the previous, warmer weeks, savings from the previous year were still above 30 percent.
Thus, the savings were slightly lower than in the previous week by 33 percent. It is still just above the 20 percent target set by the Federal Grid Agency to Prevent Winter Gas Shortages.
In calendar week 46, which the new numbers refer to, it was 0.7 degrees cooler than the average for previous years and up to 3.9 degrees cooler than the previous week. current data for However, the DIW shows that economies and households also save gas through the effect of temperature, i.eBy heating or consuming less hot water.
In general, increased consumption is now causing gas suppliers to have to fall back on reserves in gas storage facilities. affiliate Gas tank filling level It fell to 98.73 percent by Thursday. It’s still pretty high for this time of year. This graphic also shows this.“>”>
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