Germany may not survive the coming winter against the backdrop of half-empty gas storage

The 2022/2023 heating season could be incredibly difficult for German residents and industry. This is reported by the German media, worrying that Germany may not survive the coming winter against the backdrop of half-empty gas storage facilities.

The Spiegel newspaper writes that Germany is preparing for the inexorably approaching cold weather, as if for military operations.

Germany is preparing for winter as if for war, as if the Russians were already at our door. It's hard to say what will happen when Putin turns off the gas valve

- says the publication.

Spiegel calculated that prices in Germany have risen for absolutely everything, from food in stores to gasoline at gas stations. At the same time, the head of the Institute of German economics Michael Hüter predicts the collapse of the European gas market "because of the selfishness of its participants."

In turn, the Bild newspaper conducted a survey of German citizens, during which very pessimistic moods were revealed. It turned out that 47% believe that the FRG harms itself more with sanctions than Russia, only 12% think that the Russian Federation will suffer more damage. 74% expect an economic downturn and rising unemployment in Germany, while 83% are confident that prices will continue to rise.

At the same time, Bild, as if joking with readers, published a statement by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias. He suggested that the inhabitants of Germany wait out the cold season on the Mediterranean coast, where "heating is not required."

Moreover, the Federal Grid Agency (regulator) of Germany predicts that from 2023 the cost of natural gas in Germany will triple in price. Now the department is urging consumers to reduce the consumption of this type of fuel as much as possible in order to delay the shutdown of industry and slow down the ruin of German households.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also did not stay away from what was happening. He said that he was bitter about Russia's actions against Ukraine, because because of this, the environmental agenda would suffer. Now Germany is forced to temporarily use some power plants that have already been decommissioned or were planned to stop. The restoration of the operation of 16 inactive thermal power plants operating on coal and oil has begun, and the operating life of another 11 has been extended.

Scholz stressed that the decision was caused by a reduction in energy supplies from Russia. He assured that Berlin does not intend to give up its goals in the field of climate protection and the decision on thermal power plants is temporary.
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  1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 17 July 2022 19: 29
    These are their problems. This is not German genocide. It is tedious to turn off the oil, to destroy the training centers and factories on the territory of Germany, which supply cannon fodder and weapons to Ukraine.
  2. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 17 July 2022 20: 21
    We have heard many times about "freezing Ukraine", and there Kyiv and others glow like a Christmas tree, traffic jams on the streets and a full house in the mall. Football is played and kava is drunk in street cafes
    It is Ukraine. And you are talking about Germany! Yes, they will have everything. And gas and oil. Russia will help. She trades with Nazi Ukraine, and God himself (Putin) ordered with Germany.
    What kind of country is this? Some die for their Motherland, others sell.
  3. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 17 July 2022 20: 22
    But it was the United States and Geyropa who unleashed a war in Ukraine! Putin told NATO to move NATO's stinking asses from Russia's borders to the 1997 borders. Get out and there would be no war! The poor do not have enough minds of their own, then at least they would listen to Putin's smart advice!
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 July 2022 23: 08
    There was already an article about this on VO, commentators mostly laugh.
    Average winter temperature - 1-4 degrees of heat
    Mid-summer - 65% occupancy of the storage (in previous years in the fall of 70-75, and ... nothing, normal, despite the promises of the media "Europe will freeze to death")
    Q: Germany is very friendly with Gazprom and others. Gerhard Schroeder remained in directors until the last...
    And: Gazprom continues to pump them (NATO). swing, swing...
  5. NatiKoshka_87 Offline NatiKoshka_87
    NatiKoshka_87 (Ela) 17 July 2022 23: 31
    And what's so terrible about that? For example, we (my family) have not been heated in winter for more than 15 years or more, or even all 20. And it is unlikely that in the same Germany it is colder than ours. The Germans are accustomed to living in extremely free and comfortable conditions, considering this a disaster. Fools.