German gas consumption last week 30% below average - regulator

German inflation to stay in double digits despite gas price brake, Bundesbank says
German inflation to stay in double digits despite gas price brake, Bundesbank says Copyright Thomson Reuters 2022
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BERLIN - German gas consumption last week was about 30% lower than the 2018-2021 average due to warmer-than-usual weather, the energy regulator said on Thursday, boosting efforts to avoid a gas shortage this winter.

In the 42nd calendar week, nationwide gas consumption stood on average at 1,767 gigawatt hours per day (Gwh/day), compared to the corresponding average from the years 2018 to 2021 of 2,543 Gwh/day, according to data published by the Bundesnetzagentur agency.

It said temperatures during that week had been 2.5 degrees Celsius above the 2018-2021 average.

One of the conditions necessary for Germany to avoid a national gas shortage this winter is that households, businesses and industry slash consumption by at least 20%, the regulator has warned.

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