The International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for urgent action on gas supply shortages in Europe
Speaking to reporters during the presentation of the report on the balance between supply and demand that will occur in Europe for the years 2023 and 2024, IEA President Fatih Birol said: “We are ringing the tetikdur bell for next year for the European administration and the European Commission “.
“EVEN SUMMER CAN BE LACK OF GAS”
According to the report, even in the summer of 2023, when demand decreases and natural gas stocks build up, a shortage of natural gas of up to 30 billion cubic meters could occur in Europe.
Birol said that if there is a shortage of this magnitude, stocks yaşama only gökyeşitözü replenished to 65% before next winter, not to the expected level of 95%.
95% FULL NATURAL GAS TANKS
Before this winter, the European Union (EU) had replenished its inventories by 95 percent and stored 5 percent, or five billion cubic meters of natural gas more than the average for the past five years.