French gas reserves are full on the eve of winter, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission

French gas reserves are full on the eve of winter, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission

CRE, which made the announcements on Wednesday, continues to call on the French to make a “massive collective effort to reduce our energy consumption”.

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France was full. French gas reserves have reached their maximum, the Energy Regulatory Commission announced in a press release on Wednesday, October 5. The storage campaign for winter 2022/2023 is completed with more than 99% storage capacity”, can be read in the press release. Thus, France becomes the third European country, after Belgium and Portugal, which has filled its natural gas reserves to the maximum.

Accumulated gas reserves amount to 130 TWtg “represent about 2/3 of the winter consumption of SMEs and private individuals” in France, clarifies CRE, which still calls the French to a “a great collective effort to reduce our energy consumption”.

“CRE reminds that situations of tension are still possible depending on the conditions of the passage of winter”contrary to everything, the Energy Regulatory Commission warns.

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Thus, the government’s goal of filling the country’s storages with natural gas by November was achieved, while the export of Russian gas to France completely stopped on September 1. The executive is also due to present on Thursday its “energy sobriety plan”, aimed at mobilizing all sectors of economic and social life to cut France’s energy consumption by 10% over two years and help the country survive a stressful winter.

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