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German gas imports rise

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 30, 2019
Germany’s gas imports have increased by 25.6% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2019.
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For the period January to September 2019, Germany imported 4.1 million TJ (117 billion m3) of gas. The total bill paid by German importers was €18.6 billion, an 8.8% increase compared to the same period in 2018.

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Germany is primarily supplied with gas via pipeline from Russia, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark, however its volumes of LNG imports are increasing.

German gas stocks were at 98.7% of available storage capacity this week, European gas infrastructure group GIE’s website showed. That compared with 83.1% a year earlier.

Germany mainly imports from Russia, Norway, the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark via pipelines while imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are also increasing in the region. BAFA does not specify origins.