INES welcomes today's resolution of the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) on gas storage in Germany. The resolution states that gas storage makes a significant contribution to security of supply and is a cornerstone of the energy transition.
Sebastian Bleschke, Management Director of INES, comments: “Today’s resolution is an important step towards more competitiveness for German gas storage operators and a level playing-field concerning the gas storage regulation. Gas storage is welcomed as an integral part of the energy transition. We therefore welcome the resolution and hope that the German government acts upon this mandate in a concrete and timely manner.”
More on the resolution:
In its 978th meeting on June 7, 2019 the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) has taken a resolution on gas storage in Germany. The resolution had passed the Economic and Environmental Council of the Bundesrat before. The resolution states that:
At the same time gas storage operators work under the current regulatory framework face a strong economic pressure. With regard to this issue the Bundesrat calls upon the German government to take the following measures:
You can find the resolution of the Bundesrat here.