France must be supplied with gas this winter, said two managers of the French transport network GRTgaz and Teréga, who did not "formulate a special warning."
"This year, gas grid operators do not make a special signal at the beginning of winter gas," which starts from the beginning of November to the end of March, the two companies say in a joint statement.
GRTgaz (Engie's 75% subsidiary) and Teréga (a former TIGF whose network focuses on the southwest of the neighborhood) publish their winter forecast each year.
For 2018/2019, "the gas system must be able to meet the demand of all French gas consumers, even in the event of an extreme cold jump," they noted.
From Nov. 1, storage volumes reach 128 terrawatt hours (TWh), "the level has never reached since 2010," they said.
The storage system has been reformed this year to make it more efficient: store operators are already trading in capacity in return for guaranteed income.
The North-South flow capacity also increased 42% after the creation of a single area (against two previously) in the gas market in France. This requires nearly € 900 million of investment to promote gas transit.