US News Putin: Increased gas supplies to Europe in November
Operator: First tube from North Stream 2 is filled with gas
The first strand of the controversial Baltic Seapipeline Nord Stream 2 is ready for use according to the operator. The filling with gas was completed, announced Nord Stream 2 AG. © Jens Büttner / DPA central image / DPA Wheel station, pipe systems and shut-off devices in the gas domestic station of Nord Stream 2. The first tube was filled with about 177 million cubic meters of so-called technical gas. This creates the prerequisites "to start gas transport at a later date".
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has placed a further opening of the gas valves for recreation in the energy crisis in Europe for November.
He dismissed the state company Gazprom on Wednesday to increase deliveries to Germany and Austria as soon as the underground storage is filled in Russia, as the agency reported the agency.
Gazprom boss Alexej Miller demonstrated that his company could begin after the 8th of November. Russian Staatsmedien already celebrated Putin as a rescuer in Europe. The Kremlin Chef had repeatedly pointed out to the contractually agreed quantities in view of the record gas prices last repeatedly, but further steps were kept difficult. By contrast,
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critics throw Gazprom, so far not responded to increased European demand to force rapid commissioning of the controversial Baltic Sea Pipeline Nord Stream 2. The Russian side had rejected such allegations. Rather, it accuses the EU to have failed after the cold last winter to replenish their gas stores in good time.
Putin had recruited several times for a quick commissioning of North Stream 2. The Federal Network Agency still has until the beginning of January to decide on a mode of operation for the 1230-kilometers long tubes, which will supply up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia every year to Germany.
exploding energy costs: These energy suppliers increase gas prices by more than 100 percent .
the cost of electricity and gas are massive. Now around 100 utilities in Germany have announced to pass on the price increase to the customers. Some companies double their prices. © Getty Images / Marianvejcik Gas prices rise in Germany The gas prices in Germany are on a record level. An average budget that consumes around 20,000 kWh had to lie down 1532 euros in October. One month before, the costs were still at 1423 euros. This corresponds to an increase of eight percent.