The German Ministry of Economy said in response to a deputy's request as quoted by RIA:
- According to the consolidated register of gas storage facilities of the European association Gas Infrastructure Europe, Germany’s gas storage facilities are 50.6% full (as of January 11, 2022)
- This corresponds to a theoretical working gas availability of 17.7 days
The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually delivers Russian gas west into Europe, continued to send it eastward from Germany to Poland for a 28th successive day on Monday, data from German network operator Gascade showed.
The route between Poland and Germany had been operating in reverse mode since December 21, putting upward pressure on European gas prices.
Economists are warning of energy price spikes deeper into the winter, saying that Europe is yet to find itself physically short of gas during the current gas year, which began in October.
Overall, European storage facilities were 49.33% full as of January 12, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe.
If the current rate of withdrawal is sustained, Europe’s reserves could be fully depleted by the end of winter delivery, it said.