Nation’s reserves are 95% full two weeks ahead of schedule Region likely to avoid unusually cold winter: climate model Europe’s gas storage sites are more than 91% full. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg European natural gas prices headed for a weekly loss as increasing stockpiles, with Germany hitting a target two weeks early, raised hopes the region will get through the winter even with dwindling Russian supply. Benchmark futures fell as much as 5.1% on Friday, following high volatility this week. Weather forecasts also point to above-normal temperatures during the peak heating season between December and February, which would keep demand in check.