Classics: Federal Network Agency: Gas price cover by summer 2024 required

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The planned gas price brake must apply according to the Federal Network Agency for a period of almost two years. "We will be in some kind of tense situation until summer 2024," said network agency president Klaus Müller in a podcast by the Baden-Württemberg finance minister Danyal Bayaz (Greens).

Klaus Müller ist Präsident der Bundesnetzagentur. © Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa Klaus Müller is president of the Federal Network Agency.

The gas price lid is surely used until then. The quantities of Russian gas that would have to be replaced are "huge". The six liquid gas terminals and the connection to the hinterland would first have to be built so that a lot of gas from Belgium, France and Norway could flow to Germany. "It just takes time."

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Müller thinks it is right to relieve citizens with the sudden increased gas costs, but also insists on incentives to save. «If the signal were, gas becomes as cheap as it used to be, then I am sure, we do not experience any savings or too few savings. Then we experience that the gas consumption goes up. And then we are faster than we all love, in a defect situation. » Despite the Federal Government's efforts to get gas and to store gas, one could not do without savings. It was right to reduce the basic requirement on the gas price lid, but it shouldn't be so abundant "that there is no longer any savings pulse".

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The government boss recommended the government to quickly submit a model for a gas price brake. "Politics will have to have the courage to implement a quick and easy -to -administrative model for at least this winter 2022/2023." Müller fears that there will be a lot of arguments where you are pulling in the border for the lid. "There will have to be a certain flat rate, it will be unjust." Because the municipal utilities don't know how many people live in a household. Therefore, one calculation per capita falls away. There will have to be a solution "where maybe not all questions of individual cases are regulated, otherwise it will be so complex that nobody can implement it." The model can still be refined for the winter after next.

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The traffic light coalition announced a new “defense umbrella” of up to 200 billion euros on Thursday to support consumers and companies because of increasing energy prices. The controversial gas levy is off the table - there should be a gas price brake. For at least part of the consumption, prices should be capped in such a way that private households and companies are not overwhelmed. But what that means is still open. A commission should make suggestions by mid -October.

The network agency president again appealed to the population to save energy as well as possible. "If we don't manage to achieve at least 20 percent savings in private households, then we will not cope with industry in an average winter without cuts." It is not a good idea to "horn of verse" energy part tips. Müller said: "Energy saving your own wallet, but it also saves jobs, added value and industrial plants in Germany."

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