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Germany Warns It Will Act to Secure Sufficient Gas Storage

  • Law on minimum capacities gets final approval in upper house
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Germany will step in if gas-storage operators fail to fill facilities sufficiently to comply with new requirements, as the government takes a tougher line to secure supplies for next winter.

Under the new rules -- approved by the upper house of parliament on Friday and due to take effect May 1 -- operators must fill storage facilities to 90% capacity by Nov. 1.