Skip to content

Germany Warned by Regulator That It Must Save More Gas

  • Network regulator says Germans aren’t saving enough gas
  • Germany must reduce gas use by 20% to offset Russian cuts
A partially lit block of apartments at dusk in Berlin, Germany. 

A partially lit block of apartments at dusk in Berlin, Germany. 

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Germany’s network regulator warned that homes and companies need to save much more gas to avoid shortages, after cold weather sparked a demand spike in Europe’s biggest economy.

Too little is being saved and “this should not continue,” Klaus Mueller, president of the Federal Network Agency, said in a tweet on Thursday. Consumption in the week that ended Sunday was down 13% from the four-year average and 14% higher than the previous week.