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Munich Restarts Oil-Fired Power as Surging Gas Batters Germany

  • Oil burners revived, coal conversion delayed in energy crisis
  • City utility also saves energy by lowering pool temperatures
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Munich plans to burn more oil and coal instead of natural gas as part of Germany’s efforts to counter Russia’s moves to squeeze deliveries of the fuel to Europe.

Stadtwerke Muenchen, the Bavarian city’s local utility, has revived oil burners at two heating plants that were previously shut. It also postponed the planned conversion of a power-generation block to gas from coal.