Germany is highly dependent: the majority of the gas required in this country comes from imports, as can be seen on the website of the Federal Network Agency. Only a small part comes from domestic production. Norway overtook Russia as the largest supplier in 2022 after gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline came to a standstill. The next largest suppliers were Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

The infographic below shows the level of gas storage in Germany at the moment. According to the law, the storage tanks in this country should be 90 percent full on November 1st, by regulation the value was raised to 95 percent at the end of July 2022. This goal was exceeded. However, there are still major differences between the individual systems.

In recent years, the main gas consumers in this country have been industry, which requires almost half of the gas, followed by households and businesses. A steady supply of gas is urgently needed to keep the country running and warm. The graphic below shows where this came from in detail. The consumers are also listed, as well as the countries to which gas was exported from Germany.

Read a comment on the topic at stern Plus: The federal government’s idea of ​​capping the price of electricity and gas was well intentioned. But now it mainly benefits the providers who fill their pockets. It shows once again that the state should keep its hands off pricing – and rather ensure tough, fair competition.

Sources: Federal Network Agency

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