Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Germany hoarding gas as Russia-Ukraine tiff looms

From The Earth Times:
Germany has kept its stores of gas full as a fresh, end-of-year dispute between Russia and Ukraine over gas prices looms, according to a Berlin official Tuesday. The Economics Ministry spokeswoman said German gas distributors had assured Berlin there would be no shortages in Germany because of the dispute. "The storage is pretty full," she said, referring to the rock formations into which Germany injects vast quantities of Siberian natural gas so that it has gas to heat buildings and run factories through the winter....More