BERLIN, Sep 3 – PRIME. Germany is many times better prepared for the failure of Russian supplies than a few months ago, replenishment of gas storage facilities in the country continues, the Federal Network Agency of Germany said, commenting on the non-resumption of gas supplies through Nord Stream 1 on Saturday.
“Gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline were not resumed by the Russian side due to alleged defects at the Potovaya compressor station. According to the Federal Grid Agency, the defects claimed by the Russian side are technically not a reason to suspend operations.” , the regulator said in a report on Saturday.
The agency also noted that “thanks to the measures taken in recent months in Germany, the country is now better prepared for the failure of Russian supplies than a few months ago.”
“Good progress has been made both in filling storage facilities and in supplying routes other than Russian pipelines, as well as in creating new capacities for unloading liquefied gas,” the network agency explained.
It is also noted that the replenishment of gas storage facilities continues. “The total level of gas in German storage facilities is 84.53%,” the agency added.
Germany’s largest UGS facility, Rehden, previously owned by Gazprom through subsidiaries and containing less than 1% of gas in April, is currently 68.87% full.
The regulator also noted that wholesale prices have decreased recently, but still remain at a very high level. “Companies and private consumers should prepare for a significant increase in gas prices,” the agency recalled.
The agency also stressed the need for economical gas consumption