Energy: Only the Rehden gas storage facility will remain below 95 percent

The gas storage association assumes that on November 1st only one natural gas storage facility in Germany will be less than 95 percent full.

Energy: Only the Rehden gas storage facility will remain below 95 percent

The gas storage association assumes that on November 1st only one natural gas storage facility in Germany will be less than 95 percent full. All others could be above the filling level prescribed in the Energy Industry Act by the reporting date, said Sebastian Bleschke, Managing Director of the Storage Association Initiative Energies Storage (Ines).

According to Bleschke, the largest German storage facility in Rehden, Lower Saxony, will probably not be able to reach 95 percent by the reporting date for technical reasons. It was last filled to 89.73 percent. According to the European storage operators, the total level in Germany was 97.77 percent.

A month ago, the association assumed that the storage facilities in Rehden and in Oberpframmern-Wolfersberg in Bavaria would not achieve the storage target. "The Wolfersberg gas storage facility can now reach the filling level target of 95 percent," said Bleschke on Thursday. The storage operator has made considerable efforts to technically enable increased storage. Current conditions would also have made a contribution. In this way, more energy could be stored with the same volume. One reason for this is that the calorific value of the stored natural gas has increased, for example due to increased LNG deliveries to Europe.

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