The European Union has begun to use gas reserves, which are usually stored until the peak of the winter period. On June 14, European vaults were filled by 52%, and then fell by 1 percentage point, said Bloomberg with reference to data from Gas Infrastructure Europe.
The volume of gas in storage facilities decreased for the first time since mid-April. At the same time, storage occupancy remains at a level close to the average values for the past five years.
Utilities are forced to use gas reserves due to a reduction in supplies from Russia: Gazprom has significantly reduced pumping through Nord Stream. The company explained this by the sanctions of Canada, which do not allow servicing equipment. It also coincided with the shutdown of a major US LNG plant, which also reduced fuel availability in the European Union.
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