Of . – 08/31/2022 14:39 (act 08/31/2022 18:20)
After the interruption of gas deliveries by Nord Stream 1, less gas will also arrive in Austria. ©Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP
After the gas delivery stop by Nord Stream 1, fewer gas deliveries from Russia were also announced for Austria. According to the Ministry of Energy, domestic gas storage facilities are currently 66% full on average.
According to OMV, following the interruption of gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from the Baltic Sea to Germany on Wednesday, 70% less gas will flow to Austria than contractually agreed.
Fewer gas deliveries to Austria after Nord Stream 1 maintenance starts
Gazprom announced that the pipeline will be closed for maintenance from August 31 to September 2. The gas deliveries to Austria announced for today would roughly correspond to the quantities that flowed during the last maintenance of Nord Stream 1, the ministry said. Gas transport through the pipeline has been throttled for weeks and is at around 20 percent of capacity. Delivery volumes via Ukraine are stable. Missing quantities from Russia could be made up with additional purchases.
According to the Ministry of Energy, 80% gas storage target is still achievable
On average, domestic gas storage facilities are currently 66 percent full, which corresponds to 63.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of gas and about 71 percent of annual gas consumption. The OMV storage facility currently has the highest fill level at 91 percent. According to experts, the target of filling domestic gas storage tanks by 80% by November 1 is still achievable, the Energy Ministry announced.
In recent days, between 400 and 450 gigawatt hours (GWh) of gas have been stored daily. The 20 TWh strategic reserve will also be fully stocked by November 1st.