Germany: Consumer gas prices could triple amid Russian threats, official warns | News | DW

German energy official Klaus Müller, the head of the Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, warned on Friday that consumers may see their gas bills increase by two or even three times as Germany faces the prospect of Russian gas supplies being cut.

He told public broadcaster ARD that an upcoming maintenance stoppage on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that brings Russian gas directly to Germany through the Baltic Sea could see gas cut off entirely.

“Most scenarios are not pretty and result in either too little gas at the end of winter or already — a very difficult situation — in the autumn or winter,” Müller said.

Russia has already reduced gas supply through the pipeline to just 40% of its capacity. The German energy official urged people to take steps now to make energy…

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