PM: Gas storage facilities filled to 80 percent capacity
Gas storage facilities in Czechia are now filled to 80 percent capacity, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Twitter on Monday night, noting that this is a record level. The Czech Republic has thus reached the limit to which European Union states must fill their gas storage tanks by November as a precaution against a possible halt in supplies from Russia. Deliveries of Russian gas via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline have now been limited to 20 percent. The annual gas consumption in the Czech Republic is about 9.4 billion cubic meters and the country gets about 98 per cent of its gas from Russia. In order to help cover its needs, Czechia plans to use gas from a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in The Netherlands.