MOSCOW, December 17 — RIA Novosti. Germany’s gas austerity plans failed as harsh cold weather set in, a newspaper reports Die Welt.
Journalists reported that for the first time this winter the temperature in Germany dropped by more than one percent per day. Frosts affected fuel consumption in households. Although gas consumption is still 13 percent lower than lower than last year, according to the Federal Network Agency, Germany used 14 percent. more gas compared to the previous week. According to the agency, the savings target has not been achieved.