Europe withdrew a record volume of gas from its underground storage facilities, Gazprom’s press service said on December 15.
“According to Gas Infrastructure Europe, the maximum, record-breaking volume of gas for this date in the history of observations – 738 million cubic meters – was withdrawn from Europe’s underground storage facilities on 13 December,” the company said.
It is noted that the peak consumption of gas is noted in Germany (250.1 million cubic meters), France (117.6 million cubic meters) and the Czech Republic (36.5 million cubic meters). At the same time, Germany and France have the largest gas reserves.
The company added that the usage of the European gas storage facilities in the current autumn-winter period will be higher than before. This is due to changes in the logistics of gas supplies to Europe.
Over a week the gas consumption from the gas storage facilities in Europe exceeds the long-term record. A total of 10.55 bn cubic meters of gas has been consumed by EU member states since the start of the heating season, which began on November 14.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency