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Germany Reaches 95% Gas Storage Target Ahead of Schedule

  • Original target of almost full storage sites was for Nov. 1
  • Gas in storage will last for two cold months, regulator says
The natural gas storage facility in Rehden, Germany.

The natural gas storage facility in Rehden, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Germany met a crucial natural-gas storage target more than two weeks ahead of plan, but the country’s energy regulator warned that wasn’t enough to guarantee supplies during the coldest months. 

Gas storage in Europe’s biggest economy is now on average 95.14% full, ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline, according to the Economy Ministry. In comparison, it was at only 72% in October 2021. Germany, which has relied heavily on Russian gas, set an even higher target than the European Union to shore up supplies.