"It's great if individual member countries can fill their gas storages by November 1, but if other countries fail to reach 80 percent - especially big countries like Germany - then you have to be aware that this will be a domino effect for the whole of Europe," - RIA Novosti quotes Jetten's words in an interview with Politico.

According to him, if all the countries of northwestern Europe reach the third phase of the emergency plan for gas, then Amsterdam may explore the possibility of increasing production at the Groningen field.

Earlier, the European Union finally approved new legislation, according to which it is necessary to fill storage facilities with gas by 80% by November 1, 2022, and in subsequent years by 90%, the European Commission said in a widespread message.