Germany's gas situation is secure this winter, regulator says

BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Germany's gas supply situation is secure and gas shortage is unlikely to happen this winter, the head of the country's network regulator said on Tuesday.

"With savings, gas inflows, good storage levels ... We are very, very optimistic that we will no longer have to worry about a gas shortage this winter," Klaus Mueller said at an energy summit organised by Handelsblatt newspaper.

Mueller said he expected a relatively warm winter which will help the power supply situation in both France and Germany.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, Christoph Steitz and Vera Eckert Editing by Paul Carrel

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