The alarm level of the gas emergency plan, which has been in effect since summer 2022, will not be ended for the time being. The Federal Ministry of Economics announced this in its response to a parliamentary question from AfD member of the Bundestag Leif-Erik Holm. The gas supply situation remains tense compared to pre-crisis levels, the letter says. The commissioning of the controversial Rügen terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is “required as essential and necessary insurance against a possible gas shortage or even a gas shortage”.

The assessment of the Federal Government This contradicts the view of experts from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). They have recently observed a significantly more relaxed situation on the gas market. The DIW said that a gas shortage that would justify the accelerated expansion of LNG infrastructure never occurred. The planned expansion of LNG import capacities is no longer necessary to this extent. DIW expert Claudia Kemfert recently told the newspapers of the Funke media group that it was time to cancel the gas emergency plan.

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