The new regulation, already agreed upon with EU ministers, sets a mandatory minimum level of gas in storage facilities of 80% by 1 November 2022, but member states and operators should strive to reach 85%. The target will rise to 90% in subsequent years, to protect Europeans from possible supply shocks. The text urges EU countries to diversify gas supply sources and boost energy efficiency. Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI (EPP, RO), rapporteur and Jerzy BUZEK (EPP, PL), Lead negotiator explain the new regulation on gas storage.
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