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In Europe, estimated the occupancy of gas storage

A worker at a gas storage facility in Gronau, Germany. Archive photoMOSCOW, May 17.European underground gas storage facilities are 40% full, to reach the 80% level planned by the European Commission, more than 40 billion cubic meters remain to be pumped, according to data from the Association of Gas Transportation System Operators of Europe (Gas Infrastructure Europe, GIE). In March, the European Commission proposed a bill according to which storage of gas in Europe must be at least 80% filled by November 1 this year, and in subsequent years the figure should rise to 90%.Eni has begun opening a dual account for paying for Russian gas in rubles. The average filling level of gas storage facilities in Europe on the morning of May 16 was approximately 42.7 billion cubic meters, or 40% (an increase over the day was 0.6%). The same indicator of last year was lower – 33.3%, and 2020 – 67.85%. The season for gas intake from storage facilities this year ended on March 19, when the UGS filling level was 25.5% – 27.4 billion cubic meters. Over the next eight weeks, European companies pumped more than 15 billion cubic meters of gas into storage, with 8 billion cubic meters in six weeks, and almost the same in the next two. According to Bruegel, in the first half of April, Europe imported 6.75 billion cubic meters, and in the second – 7.15 billion cubic meters, Alexander Dzhioev, an analyst at Alfa Capital, told RIA Novosti. European volumes of LNG imports in the first two weeks of May decreased compared to the previous month to 6.35 billion cubic meters, but increased by 2 billion cubic meters compared to the same period last year, he also specified. European consumers last year – after a cold long winter – pumped out gas from their storage facilities until mid-April. Analysts noted that it was the low level of occupancy of the “subways” that became one of the factors for the sharp increase in prices for “blue fuel” in the region. the EU's refusal of Russian energy resources to an economic auto-da-fe


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