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Colder, Wetter September Pushed Up German Gas Consumption

October 2, 2022

By Paul Homewood


h/t Dennis Ambler

That danged weather!




  1. October 2, 2022 11:59 am

    Is ‘Schadenfreude’ an appropriate term for a country that passed a large amount their energy supply security over to a foreign power?

    • Bertie permalink
      October 2, 2022 12:36 pm

      Not appropriate for the country but spot on for the secret pleasure of seeing their green agenda (closing all their coal-fired, and nuclear power stations and thinking that they could rely on bird-mashers!) proving to be brainless.

    • bobn permalink
      October 2, 2022 12:36 pm

      Yes. Letting the USA control your economy and foreign policy is a bad move. Especially when they then blowup the pipelines that can give you an alternate to dependence on the USA.
      Maybe the UK should think about having an independent foreign policy to the one given to us by Washington?

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        October 2, 2022 12:42 pm

        You think that dependence on Russia was a smart idea for Germany? Try talking to people who grew up in COMECON.

        Net zero policy doesn’t create US dependence. It creates China dependence. Much worse.

      • devonblueboy permalink
        October 2, 2022 1:39 pm

        The foreign power I was alluding to is to the NE of Germany. I wasn’t aware that the USA pumped gas across the Atlantic.

      • Mad Mike permalink
        October 2, 2022 4:23 pm

        There is a video somewhere that shows Trump warning the German delegation of Government officials that it was dangerous to allow so much of their energy to be coming from Russia. It also shows the delegation laughing at such a silly statement.

        Perhaps this should form part of a training lesson for all the West’s politicians.

      • Joe Public permalink
        October 2, 2022 8:52 pm


        “There is a video somewhere that shows Trump warning the German delegation of Government officials that it was dangerous to allow so much of their energy to be coming from Russia.”

        Heck, even Putin mocked Merkle a decade ago for her energy policies:

      • Mike Jackson permalink
        October 2, 2022 5:18 pm

        We don’t often get anti-Americans on here. Enjoy your brief visit.

      • 186no permalink
        October 2, 2022 5:30 pm

        Very boringly one eyed and eye opening as to naivety – if the Russians are seeing their gas sales diminish, albeit slowly, from western governments, why not blow up some of their own gas pipelines – which may well go rusty from lack of use in time – as a precursor to “punishing the culprits” and launching BF nukes as a “retaliation”..? Ever heard of China?

      • Gerry, England permalink
        October 3, 2022 11:08 am

        Well said bobn. We get so much crap talked about the ‘special relationship’ with the US while they shaft us at every turn. Take the extradition treaty that the idiot Blair signed up to – probably in return for GW bush giving him the leather jacket or was that for agreeing to draft a dodgy dossier to take us to war? – if the US demands extradition then we hand them over. Try getting somebody extradited from the US, like a CIA agent who ran down and killed a motorcyclist then scarpered immediately on a military flight back home.

        The Polish politician who tweeted ‘Thank you, USA’ probably gave the game away on who planted the explosives on the pipelines.

      • C Lynch permalink
        October 4, 2022 9:36 am

        I see Russia Today has re-launched as bobn. Interesting.

  2. Phoenix44 permalink
    October 2, 2022 12:50 pm

    A wetter September after a dry summer? Who’d thought? It’s almost as if reversion to the mean was a thing.

  3. Gamecock permalink
    October 2, 2022 12:55 pm

    More anecdata: I turned my heat on already. Ian left a chill. This is two weeks earlier than usual.

    • John189 permalink
      October 2, 2022 2:50 pm

      We have done the same. Thursday and Friday we needed the heating on, but it’s off again now. I read some “advice” recently that heating should be turned on when the clocks go back. Until I saw this, I had forgotten that due to global warming we now have a Mediterranean climate.

  4. Stephen Hedges permalink
    October 2, 2022 2:30 pm

    Meanwhile, in other news. the level of the Rhine has returned to normal levels this week.

  5. ancientpopeye permalink
    October 2, 2022 3:32 pm

    Now who could have suspected something like that, perhaps fog next month then even snow in December?

  6. It doesn't add up... permalink
    October 2, 2022 4:03 pm

    Das Wetter is nasser.

  7. Ben Vorlich permalink
    October 2, 2022 5:06 pm

    It doesn’t come cheap either.

    PAYMENTS to energy firms to switch off mainly Scottish wind farm turbines because they produce too much power have cost bill-payers approaching £1bn in just over five years and are expected to soar to £500m a year.

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    October 3, 2022 11:09 am

    If only there was some way we could control the weather….

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