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Czech gas storage filled at 90% ahead of schedule

At the end of July, there were 3,115 million cubic metres (mcm) of natural gas in Czech reservoirs, meaning they are filled up to 90 per cent of their capacity. The Czech Republic thus fulfilled the European obligation to fill gas storage tanks to at least 90 per cent by 1 November 2023. The current level of gas reserves in the Czech Republic is thus, given the date, a record.

“Thanks to record current stocks, we are in a very good starting position to prepare well for the coming winter and it is a great achievement even without gas supplies from Russia,” said Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela.

He added that the exceptionally good situation is thanks to alternative supplies, for example through the liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Netherlands, “but also due to a responsible approach to gas consumption.”

In the first half of 2023, not a single cubic metre of gas was imported from Russia. Deliveries today mainly consist of LNG from Belgium, which accounted for 27.1 per cent of imports, followed by 21.9 per cent from the Netherlands.

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