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Gas supplies to Germany go on, situation stable — regulator

Berlin is closely monitoring the situation, Germany’s Federal Network Agency informed

BERLIN, April 27. /TASS/. Against the background of recent events, including the cessation of Russian gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, Germany’s Federal Network Agency has said that gas supply to Germany is currently stable and there are no interruptions in supplies.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. The security of supplies to Germany is still guaranteed at present," the DPA news agency quotes the regulator’s spokesman as saying.

The Federal Network Agency said that gas storage facilities were being filled up again. On Monday, the occupancy rate was 33.4%, which is comparable to the 2017 level and significantly above the level observed in the spring of 2015, 2018 and 2021. The occupancy rate has been constantly increasing since April 5.

Gazprom on April 26 notified the importer companies in Poland and Bulgaria it was terminating gas supplies starting from April 27 due to their refusal to perform final settlements in the Russian ruble. Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 23 issued orders to sell gas to unfriendly countries on the condition of ruble payments. He stressed that Russia would refuse to accept payments under such contracts in the discredited foreign currencies, including the dollar and the euro.